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25 Corporation Tax (Charge And Rate For 2004)

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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Motion made, and Question put,

That corporation tax shall be charged for the financial year 2004 at the rate of 30%.

The House divided: Ayes 337, Noes 13.

Division No. 169]

[11:15 pm

AYES

Adams, Irene (Paisley N)Caplin, Ivor
Alexander, DouglasCarmichael, Alistair
Allan, RichardCasale, Roger
Anderson, rh Donald (Swansea E)Caton, Martin
Armstrong, rh Ms HilaryCawsey, Ian (Brigg)
Atherton, Ms CandyChallen, Colin
Bailey, AdrianChapman, Ben (Wirral S)
Baird, VeraChidgey, David
Baker, NormanClapham, Michael
Banks, TonyClark, Mrs Helen (Peterborough)
Barrett, JohnClark, Paul (Gillingham)
Barron, rh KevinClarke, rh Tom (Coatbridge & Chryston)
Battle, John
Bayley, HughClarke, Tony (Northampton S)
Begg, Miss AnneClwyd, Ann (Cynon V)
Benn, HilaryCoaker, Vernon
Benton, Joe (Bootle)Coffey, Ms Ann
Berry, RogerCohen, Harry
Berts, CliveColeman, Iain
Blackman, LizColman, Tony
Blizzard, BobCook, rh Robin (Livingston)
Boateng, rh PaulCotter, Brian
Borrow, DavidCousins, Jim
Bradley, rh Keith (Withington)Cox, Tom (Tooting)
Brake, Tom (Carshalton)Crausby, David
Brooke, Mrs Annette LCruddas, Jon
Brown, rh Gordon (Dunfermline E)Cryer, Ann (Keighley)
Cryer, John (Hornchurch)
Brown, rh Nicholas (Newcastle E Wallsend)Cummings, John
Cunningham, Jim (Coventry S)
Brown, Russell (Dumfries)Cunningham, Tony (Workington)
Browne, DesmondDalyell, Tam
Bruce, MalcolmDavey, Edward (Kingston)
Bryant, ChrisDavey, Valerie (Bristol W)
Buck, Ms KarenDavid, Wayne
Burgon, ColinDavidson, Ian
Burnett, JohnDavies, rh Denzil (Llanelli)
Burnham, AndyDavies, Geraint (Croydon C)
Burstow, PaulDawson, Hilton
Cable, Dr. VincentDean, Mrs Janet
Cairns, DavidDenham, rh John
Calton, Mrs PatsyDhanda, Parmjit
Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)Dismore, Andrew
Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Dobbin, Jim (Heywood)
Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Dobson, rh Frank

Doran, FrankHumble, Mrs Joan
Doughty, SueHurst, Alan (Braintree)
Dowd, Jim (Lewisham W)Hutton, rh John
Drew, David (Stroud)Iddon, Dr. Brian
Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)Ingram, rh Adam
Edwards, HuwIrranca-Davies, Huw
Efford, CliveJackson, Glenda (Hampstead & Highgate)
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Ennis, Jeff (Barnsley E)Jackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
Etherington, BillJamieson, David
Farrelly, PaulJenkins, Brian
Field, rh Frank (Birkenhead)Johnson, Alan (Hull W)
Fisher, MarkJones, Helen (Warrington N)
Fitzpatrick, JimJones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
Fitzsimons, Mrs LornaJoyce, Eric (Falkirk W)
Flint, CarolineKaufman, rh Gerald
Flynn, Paul (Newport W)Keeble, Ms Sally
Follett, BarbaraKeen, Alan (Feltham)
Foster, rh DerekKeen, Ann (Brentford)
Foster, Don (Bath)Keetch, Paul
Foster, Michael (Worcester)Kidney, David
Foster, Michael Jabez (Hastings & Rye)Kilfoyle, Peter
King, Andy (Rugby)
Foulkes, rh GeorgeKirkwood, Sir Archy
Francis, Dr. HywelKnight, Jim (S Dorset)
Galloway, GeorgeKumar, Dr. Ashok
Gapes, Mike (Ilford S)Ladyman, Dr. Stephen
Gardiner, BarryLamb, Norman
George, Andrew (St. Ives)Laws, David (Yeovil)
George, rh Bruce (Walsall S)Lazarowicz, Mark
Gerrard, NeilLeslie, Christopher
Gibson, Dr. IanLevitt, Tom (High Peak)
Gidley, SandraLewis, Ivan (Bury S)
Gilroy, LindaLinton, Martin
Goggins, PaulLloyd, Tony (Manchester C)
Green, Matthew (Ludlow)Love, Andrew
Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)Lucas, Ian (Wrexham)
Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)Luke, Iain (Dundee E)
Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)Lyons, John (Strathkelvin)
Grogan, JohnMcAvoy, Thomas
Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)McCabe, Stephen
Hamilton, David (Midlothian)McCafferty, Chris
Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)McCartney, rh Ian
Hancock, MikeMcDonagh, Siobhain
Hanson, DavidMcFall, John
Harman, rh Ms HarrietMcIsaac, Shona
Harris, Dr. Evan (Oxford W & Abingdon)McKenna, Rosemary
Mackinlay, Andrew
Harris, Tom (Glasgow Cathcart)McNulty, Tony
Harvey, NickMcWalter, Tony
Havard, Dai (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney)Mahmood, Khalid
Mahon, Mrs Alice
Healey, JohnMallaber, Judy
Heath, DavidMarris, Rob (Wolverh'ton SW)
Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N)Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)
Henderson, Ivan (Harwich)Marshall, David (Glasgow Shettleston)
Hendrick, Mark
Hepburn, StephenMarshall, Jim (Leicester S)
Heppell, JohnMartlew, Eric
Hesford, StephenMeacher, rh Michael
Heyes, DavidMeale, Alan (Mansfield)
Hill, Keith (Streatham)Merron, Gillian
Hinchliffe, DavidMichael, rh Alun
Hoey, Kate (Vauxhall)Miliband, David
Holmes, PaulMiller, Andrew
Hood, Jimmy (Clydesdale)Mitchell, Austin (Gt Grimsby)
Hoon, rh GeoffreyMoffatt, Laura
Hope, Phil (Corby)Mole, Chris
Hopkins, KelvinMoonie, Dr. Lewis
Howarth, George (Knowsley N & Sefton E)Moore, Michael
Moran, Margaret
Howells, Dr. KimMorgan, Julie
Hughes, Beverley (Stretford & Urmston)Morley, Elliot
Morris, rh Estelle
Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)Mountford, Kali
Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)Mudie, George

Mullin, ChrisSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Smith, Sir Robert (W Ab'd'ns & Kincardine)
Murphy, Jim (Eastwood)
Murphy, rh Paul (Torfaen)Soley, Clive
Naysmith, Dr. DougSouthworth, Helen
Norris, Dan (Wansdyke)Spellar, rh John
O'Hara, EdwardStewart, David (Inverness E & Lochaber)
Olner, Bill
Öpik, LembitStewart, Ian (Eccles)
Organ, DianaStinchcombe, Paul
Owen, AlbertStoate, Dr. Howard
Palmer, Dr. NickStrang, rh Dr. Gavin
Pearson, IanStunell, Andrew
Perham, LindaSutcliffe, Gerry
Picking, AnneTami, Mark (Alyn)
Pickthall, ColinTaylor, rh Ann (Dewsbury)
Plaskitt, JamesTaylor, Dari (Stockton S)
Pollard, KerryTaylor, Matthew (Truro)
Pond, Chris (Gravesham)Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
Pope, Greg (Hyndburn)Thomas, Gareth (Harrow W)
Pound, StephenTimms, Stephen
Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)Tipping, Paddy
Todd, Mark (S Derbyshire)
Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)Touhig, Don (Islwyn)
Primarolo, rh DawnTrickett, Jon
Prosser, GwynTruswell, Paul
Pugh, Dr. JohnTwigg, Derek (Halton)
Purchase, KenTwigg, Stephen (Enfield)
Purnell, JamesTyler, Paul (N Cornwall)
Quin, rh JoyceTynan, Bill (Hamilton S)
Quinn, LawrieVis, Dr. Rudi
Rapson, Syd (Portsmouth N)Walley, Ms Joan
Raynsford, rh NickWard, Claire
Reed, Andy (Loughborough)Wareing, Robert N.
Reid, Alan (Argyll & Bute)Watson, Tom (W Bromwich E)
Rendel, DavidWatts, David
Robertson, John (Glasgow Anniesland)Webb, Steve (Northavon)
White, Brian
Robinson, Geoffrey (Coventry NW)Whitehead, Dr. Alan
Wicks, Malcolm
Roche, Mrs BarbaraWilliams, rh Alan (Swansea W)
Rooney, TerryWilliams, Betty (Conwy)
Ruddock, JoanWilliams, Roger (Brecon)
Russell, Bob (Colchester)Wilson, Brian
Ryan, Joan (Enfield N)Winnick, David
Sanders, AdrianWoodward, Shaun
Sarwar, MohammadWoolas, Phil
Savidge, MalcolmWorthington, Tony
Sedgemore, BrianWright, Anthony D. (Gt Yarmouth)
Shaw, Jonathan
Sheerman, BarryWright, David (Telford)
Sheridan, JimWright, Tony (Cannock)
Shipley, Ms DebraWyatt, Derek
Simpson, Alan (Nottingham S)Younger-Ross, Richard
Smith, rh Chris (Islington S & Finsbury)

Tellers for the Ayes:

Smith, Jacqui (Redditch)

Mr. Nick Ainger and

Smith, John (Glamorgan)

Charlotte Atkins

NOES

Beggs, Roy (E Antrim)Robertson, Angus (Moray)
Burnside, DavidSalmond, Alex
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.Smyth, Rev. Martin (Belfast S)
Ewing, AnnabelleTrimble, rh David
Hermon, LadyWeir, Michael
Llwyd, Elfyn
Paisley, Rev. Ian

Tellers for the Noes:

Price, Adam (E Carmarthen & Dinefwr)Pete Wishart and

Hywel Williams

Question accordingly agreed to.