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Repeals

Volume 131: debated on Thursday 14 April 1988

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Amendments made: No. 19, in page 24, line 8, at end insert—

'1968 c. 46.Health Public 1968.Service Healthand ActSection 63(3).'

No. 30, in page 25, line 14, leave out from beginning to '11' in line 15 and insert 'sections 10 and'.— [Mr. Newton.]

Order for Third Reading read.

Motion made, and Question proposed, That the Bill be now read the Third time.— [Mr. Newton.]

The issue that arises is whether the House of Commons is entitled to know the technical, professional, medical advice of the chief medical officer. Understandably, hon. Members want to vote quickly so I shall leave it at that, but surely the House of Commons has a right to know what Sir Donald Acheson, and Dr. Macdonald—or whoever occupies their positions—have to say on contentious issues such as eye testing and dental charges.

Question put, That the Bill be now read the Third time:—

The House divided: Ayes 305, Noes 185.

Division No. 261]

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AYES

Adley, RobertDurant, Tony
Aitken, JonathanEggar, Tim
Alexander, RichardEmery, Sir Peter
Alison, Rt Hon MichaelEvans, David (Welwyn Hatf'd)
Allason, RupertEvennett, David
Amery, Rt Hon JulianFallon, Michael
Amess, DavidFarr, Sir John
Amos, AlanFavell, Tony
Arbuthnot, JamesFookes, Miss Janet
Arnold, Tom (Hazel Grove)Forman, Nigel
Ashby, DavidForsyth, Michael (Stirling)
Aspinwall, JackForth, Eric
Atkinson, DavidFowler, Rt Hon Norman
Baker, Rt Hon K. (Mole Valley)Fox, Sir Marcus
Baker, Nicholas (Dorset N)Franks, Cecil
Baldry, TonyFreeman, Roger
Banks, Robert (Harrogate)Gale, Roger
Batiste, SpencerGarel-Jones, Tristan
Bellingham, HenryGill, Christopher
Bennett, Nicholas (Pembroke)Glyn, Dr Alan
Biggs-Davison, Sir JohnGoodhart, Sir Philip
Blackburn, Dr John G.Goodlad, Alastair
Blaker, Rt Hon Sir PeterGoodson-Wickes, Dr Charles
Body, Sir RichardGorman, Mrs Teresa
Bonsor, Sir NicholasGorst, John
Boswell, TimGow, Ian
Bottomley, PeterGower, Sir Raymond
Bowden, A (Brighton K'pto'n)Grant, Sir Anthony (CambsSW)
Bowden, Gerald (Dulwich)Greenway, Harry (Ealing N)
Bowis, JohnGreenway, John (Ryedale)
Boyson, Rt Hon Dr Sir RhodesGriffiths, Sir Eldon (Bury St E')
Braine, Rt Hon Sir BernardGriffiths, Peter (Portsmouth N)
Brandon-Bravo, MartinGrist, Ian
Brazier, JulianGround, Patrick
Bright, GrahamGrylls, Michael
Brittan, Rt Hon LeonGummer, Rt Hon John Selwyn
Brooke, Rt Hon PeterHamilton, Hon Archie (Epsom)
Brown, Michael (Brigg & Cl't's)Hamilton, Neil (Tatton)
Bruce, Ian (Dorset South)Hampson, Dr Keith
Buck, Sir AntonyHanley, Jeremy
Burns, SimonHargreaves, A. (B'ham H'll Gr')
Burt, AlistairHargreaves, Ken (Hyndburn)
Butcher, JohnHarris, David
Butler, ChrisHawkins, Christopher
Carlisle, John, (Luton N)Hayes, Jerry
Carlisle, Kenneth (Lincoln)Hayhoe, Rt Hon Sir Barney
Carrington, MatthewHayward, Robert
Carttiss, MichaelHeathcoat-Amory, David
Cash, WilliamHeddle, John
Chalker, Rt Hon Mrs LyndaHeseltine, Rt Hon Michael
Channon, Rt Hon PaulHicks, Robert (Cornwall SE)
Chapman, SydneyHiggins, Rt Hon Terence L.
Chope, ChristopherHind, Kenneth
Churchill, MrHogg, Hon Douglas (Gr'th'm)
Clark, Dr Michael (Rochford)Hordern, Sir Peter
Clark, Sir W. (Croydon S)Howard, Michael
Clarke, Rt Hon K. (Rushcliffe)Howarth, Alan (Strat'd-on-A)
Colvin, MichaelHowarth, G. (Cannock & B'wd)
Conway, DerekHowell, Rt Hon David (G'dford)
Coombs, Anthony (Wyre F'rest)Howell, Ralph (North Norfolk)
Coombs, Simon (Swindon)Hughes, Robert G. (Harrow W)
Cope, JohnHunt, David (Wirral W)
Couchman, JamesHunt, John (Ravensbourne)
Cran, JamesIrvine, Michael
Currie, Mrs EdwinaIrving, Charles
Curry, DavidJack, Michael
Davies, Q. (Stamf'd & Spald'g)Jackson, Robert
Davis, David (Boothferry)Janman, Tim
Day, StephenJessel, Toby
Devlin, TimJohnson Smith, Sir Geoffrey
Dickens, GeoffreyJones, Gwilym (Cardiff N)
Dorrell, StephenJones, Robert B (Herts W)
Douglas-Hamilton, Lord JamesKellett-Bowman, Dame Elaine
Dover, DenKey, Robert
Dunn, BobKing, Roger (B'ham N'thfield)

King, Rt Hon Tom (Bridgwater)Rifkind, Rt Hon Malcolm
Kirkhope, TimothyRoberts, Wyn (Conwy)
Knapman, RogerRoe, Mrs Marion
Knight, Greg (Derby North)Rossi, Sir Hugh
Knowles, MichaelRost, Peter
Knox, DavidRowe, Andrew
Lamont, Rt Hon NormanRumbold, Mrs Angela
Lang, IanRyder, Richard
Latham, MichaelSackville, Hon Tom
Lawrence, IvanSainsbury, Hon Tim
Lee, John (Pendle)Sayeed, Jonathan
Lennox-Boyd, Hon MarkScott, Nicholas
Lester, Jim (Broxtowe)Shaw, David (Dover)
Lilley, PeterShaw, Sir Giles (Pudsey)
Lloyd, Sir Ian (Havant)Shaw, Sir Michael (Scarb')
Lloyd, Peter (Fareham)Shephard, Mrs G. (Norfolk SW)
Lord, MichaelShepherd, Richard (Aldridge)
Lyell, Sir NicholasSims, Roger
McCrindle, RobertSkeet, Sir Trevor
Macfarlane, Sir NeilSmith, Sir Dudley (Warwick)
MacGregor, Rt Hon JohnSmith, Tim (Beaconsfield)
MacKay, Andrew (E Berkshire)Soames, Hon Nicholas
Maclean, DavidSpicer, Sir Jim (Dorset W)
McLoughlin, PatrickSpicer, Michael (S Worcs)
McNair-Wilson, M. (Newbury)Squire, Robin
McNair-Wilson, P. (New Forest)Stanbrook, Ivor
Madel, DavidStanley, Rt Hon John
Major, Rt Hon JohnStern, Michael
Malins, HumfreyStevens, Lewis
Mans, KeithStewart, Allan (Eastwood)
Maples, JohnStewart, Ian (Hertfordshire N)
Marlow, TonyStokes, John
Marshall, John (Hendon S)Sumberg, David
Martin, David (Portsmouth S)Summerson, Hugo
Mates, MichaelTapsell, Sir Peter
Maude, Hon FrancisTaylor, Ian (Esher)
Mawhinney, Dr BrianTaylor, John M (Solihull)
Mayhew, Rt Hon Sir PatrickTaylor, Teddy (S'end E)
Mellor, DavidTebbit, Rt Hon Norman
Meyer, Sir AnthonyTemple-Morris, Peter
Miller, HalThompson, D. (Calder Valley)
Mills, IainThompson, Patrick (Norwich N)
Mitchell, Andrew (Gedling)Thornton, Malcolm
Moate, RogerThurnham, Peter
Monro, Sir HectorTownsend, Cyril D. (B'heath)
Moore, Rt Hon JohnTracey, Richard
Morris, M (N'hampton S)Tredinnick, David
Morrison, Hon Sir CharlesTrippier, David
Morrison, Hon P (Chester)Trotter, Neville
Moss, MalcolmTwinn, Dr Ian
Moynihan, Hon ColinVaughan, Sir Gerard
Neale, GerrardViggers, Peter
Needham, RichardWaddington, Rt Hon David
Nelson, AnthonyWakeham, Rt Hon John
Neubert, MichaelWaldegrave, Hon William
Newton, Rt Hon TonyWalden, George
Nicholls, PatrickWalker, Bill (T'side North)
Nicholson, David (Taunton)Waller, Gary
Nicholson, Emma (Devon West)Walters, Dennis
Onslow, Rt Hon CranleyWard, John
Oppenheim, PhillipWardle, Charles (Bexhill)
Page, RichardWarren, Kenneth
Paice, JamesWells, Bowen
Parkinson, Rt Hon CecilWheeler, John
Patnick, IrvineWhitney, Ray
Patten, Chris (Bath)Widdecombe, Ann
Patten, John (Oxford W)Wiggin, Jerry
Pattie, Rt Hon Sir GeoffreyWilshire, David
Pawsey, JamesWinterton, Mrs Ann
Peacock, Mrs ElizabethWinterton, Nicholas
Porter, David (Waveney)Wolfson, Mark
Portillo, MichaelWood, Timothy
Powell, William (Corby)Woodcock, Mike
Price, Sir DavidYoung, Sir George (Acton)
Raffan, KeithYounger, Rt Hon George
Raison, Rt Hon Timothy
Redwood, JohnTellers for the Ayes:
Renton, TimMr. Robert Boscawen and
Rhodes James, RobertMr. David Lightbown.
Riddick, Graham

NOES

Abbott, Ms DianeDoran, Frank
Adams, Allen (Paisley N)Duffy, A. E. P.
Allen, GrahamDunnachie, Jimmy
Archer, Rt Hon PeterDunwoody, Hon Mrs Gwyneth
Armstrong, HilaryEadie, Alexander
Ashdown, PaddyEastham, Ken
Ashley, Rt Hon JackEwing, Mrs Margaret (Moray)
Banks, Tony (Newham NW)Fatchett, Derek
Barnes, Mrs Rosie (Greenwich)Fearn, Ronald
Barron, KevinField, Frank (Birkenhead)
Battle, JohnFields, Terry (L'pool B G'n)
Beckett, MargaretFisher, Mark
Benn, Rt Hon TonyFlannery, Martin
Bennett, A. F. (D'nt'n & R'dish)Flynn, Paul
Bermingham, GeraldFoot, Rt Hon Michael
Bidwell, SydneyFoster, Derek
Blair, TonyFraser, John
Boyes, RolandFyfe, Maria
Bradley, KeithGalbraith, Sam
Bray, Dr JeremyGalloway, George
Brown, Gordon (D'mline E)Garrett, John (Norwich South)
Brown, Nicholas (Newcastle E)George, Bruce
Brown, Ron (Edinburgh Leith)Godman, Dr Norman A.
Bruce, Malcolm (Gordon)Golding, Mrs Llin
Buchan, NormanGraham, Thomas
Buckley, George J.Grant, Bernie (Tottenham)
Caborn, RichardGriffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE)Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)
Campbell-Savours, D. N.Grocott, Bruce
Canavan, DennisHardy, Peter
Cartwright, JohnHarman, Ms Harriet
Clarke, Tom (Monklands W)Heffer, Eric S.
Clay, BobHenderson, Doug
Clelland, DavidHinchliffe, David
Clwyd, Mrs AnnHogg, N. (C'nauld & Kilsyth)
Cohen, HarryHome Robertson, John
Cook, Frank (Stockton N)Hood, Jimmy
Cook, Robin (Livingston)Howarth, George (Knowsley N)
Corbett, RobinHowell, Rt Hon D. (S'heath)
Corbyn, JeremyHowells, Geraint
Cox, TomHoyle, Doug
Cummings, JohnHughes, John (Coventry NE)
Dalyell, TamHughes, Robert (Aberdeen N)
Darling, AlistairHughes, Simon (Southwark)
Davies, Rt Hon Denzil (Llanelli)Illsley, Eric
Davies, Ron (Caerphilly)John, Brynmor
Davis, Terry (B'ham Hodge H'I)Jones, Barry (Alyn & Deeside)
Dewar, DonaldJones, Martyn (Clwyd S W)
Dixon, DonKennedy, Charles

Kilfedder, JamesQuin, Ms Joyce
Kirkwood, ArchyRandall, Stuart
Leadbitter, TedRedmond, Martin
Leighton, RonRees, Rt Hon Merlyn
Lewis, TerryReid, Dr John
Litherland, RobertRichardson, Jo
Livsey, RichardRoberts, Allan (Bootle)
Lloyd, Tony (Stretford)Robertson, George
Lofthouse, GeoffreyRobinson, Geoffrey
Loyden, EddieRogers, Allan
McAllion, JohnRooker, Jeff
McAvoy, ThomasRoss, Ernie (Dundee W)
McCusker, HaroldRowlands, Ted
McFall, JohnRuddock, Joan
McKelvey, WilliamSedgemore, Brian
McLeish, HenrySheerman, Barry
McNamara, KevinSheldon, Rt Hon Robert
McTaggart, BobShore, Rt Hon Peter
Madden, MaxShort, Clare
Mahon, Mrs AliceSkinner, Dennis
Marek, Dr JohnSmith, Andrew (Oxford E)
Marshall, David (Shettleston)Smith, C. (Isl'ton & F'bury)
Marshall, Jim (Leicester S)Soley, Clive
Martin, Michael J. (Springburn)Spearing, Nigel
Martlew, EricSteinberg, Gerry
Meacher, MichaelStott, Roger
Michie, Bill (Sheffield Heeley)Straw, Jack
Millan, Rt Hon BruceTaylor, Mrs Ann (Dewsbury)
Mitchell, Austin (G't Grimsby)Taylor, Matthew (Truro)
Molyneaux, Rt Hon JamesTurner, Dennis
Moonie, Dr LewisVaz, Keith
Morgan, RhodriWall, Pat
Morley, ElliottWalley, Joan
Morris, Rt Hon J. (Aberavon)Wardell, Gareth (Gower)
Mowlam, MarjorieWareing, Robert N.
Mullin, ChrisWelsh, Andrew (Angus E)
Murphy, PaulWilliams, Rt Hon Alan
Oakes, Rt Hon GordonWilliams, Alan W. (Carm'then)
O'Brien, WilliamWinnick, David
O'Neill, MartinWorthington, Tony
Parry, RobertYoung, David (Bolton SE)
Patchett, Terry
Pendry, TomTellers for the Noes:
Pike, Peter L.Mr. Frank Haynes and
Powell, Ray (Ogmore)Mr. Allen McKay.
Prescott, John