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23 Income Tax (Charge And Rates For 2003–04)

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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Motion made, and Question put,

That income tax shall be charged for the year 2003–04, and for that year—

  • (a) the starting rate shall be 10%;
  • (b) the basic rate shall be 22%;
  • (c) the higher rate shall be 40%.
  • And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

    The House divided: Ayes 309, Noes 171.

    Division No. 168]

    [11.04 pm

    AYES

    Adams, Irene (Paisley N)Brown, rh Nicholas (Newcastle E Wallsend)
    Alexander, Douglas
    Anderson, rh Donald (Swansea E)Brown, Russell (Dumfries)
    Armstrong, rh Ms HilaryBrowne, Desmond
    Atherton, Ms CandyBryant, Chris
    Bailey, AdrianBuck, Ms Karen
    Baird, VeraBurgon, Colin
    Banks, TonyCairns, David
    Barron, rh KevinCampbell, Alan (Tynemouth)
    Battle, JohnCampbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)
    Bayley, HughCampbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)
    Beckett, rh MargaretCaplin, Ivor
    Begg, Miss AnneCasale, Roger
    Benn, HilaryCaton, Martin
    Benton, Joe (Bootle)Cawsey, Ian (Brigg)
    Berry, RogerChallen, Colin
    Betts, CliveChapman, Ben (Wirral S)
    Blackman, LizClapham, Michael
    Blears, Ms HazelClark, Mrs Helen (Peterborough)
    Blizzard, BobClark, Paul (Gillingham)
    Boateng, rh PaulClarke, rh Tom (Coatbridge & Chryston)
    Borrow, David
    Bradley, rh Keith (Withington)Clarke, Tony (Northampton S)
    Brown, rh Gordon (Dunfermline E)Clwyd, Ann (Cynon V)
    Coaker, Vernon

    Coffey, Ms AnnHesford, Stephen
    Cohen, HarryHeyes, David
    Coleman, IainHill, Keith (Streatham)
    Colman, TonyHinchliffe, David
    Cook, rh Robin (Livingston)Hoey, Kate (Vauxhall)
    Cousins, JimHood, Jimmy (Clydesdale)
    Cox, Tom (Tooting)Hoon, rh Geoffrey
    Crausby, DavidHope, Phil (Corby)
    Cruddas, JonHopkins, Kelvin
    Cryer, Ann (Keighley)Howarth, George (Knowsley N & Sefton E)
    Cryer, John (Hornchurch)
    Cummings, JohnHowells, Dr. Kim
    Cunningham, Jim (Coventry S)Hughes, Beverley (Stretford & Urmston)
    Cunningham, Tony (Workington)
    Dalyell, TamHughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
    Davey, Valerie (Bristol W)Humble, Mrs Joan
    David, WayneHurst, Alan (Braintree)
    Davidson, IanHutton, rh John
    Davies, rh Denzil (Llanelli)Iddon, Dr. Brian
    Davies, Geraint (Croydon C)Ingram, rh Adam
    Dawson, HiltonIrranca-Davies, Huw
    Dean, Mrs JanetJackson, Glenda (Hampstead & Highgate)
    Denham, rh John
    Dhanda, ParmjitJackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
    Dismore, AndrewJamieson, David
    Dobbin, Jim (Heywood)Jenkins, Brian
    Dobson, rh FrankJohnson, Alan (Hull W)
    Doran, FrankJohnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield)
    Dowd, Jim (Lewisham W)
    Drew, David (Stroud)Jones, Helen (Warrington N)
    Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
    Eagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)Jowell, rh Tessa
    Edwards, HuwJoyce, Eric (Falkirk W)
    Efford, CliveKaufman, rh Gerald
    Ellman, Mrs LouiseKeeble, Ms Sally
    Ennis, Jeff (Barnsley E)Keen, Alan (Feltham)
    Etherington, BillKeen, Ann (Brentford)
    Ewing, AnnabelleKidney, David
    Farrelly, PaulKilfoyle, Peter
    Field, rh Frank (Birkenhead)King, Andy (Rugby)
    Fisher, MarkKnight, Jim (S Dorset)
    Fitzpatrick, JimKumar, Dr. Ashok
    Fitzsimons, Mrs LornaLadyman, Dr. Stephen
    Flint, CarolineLazarowicz, Mark
    Flynn, Paul (Newport W)Leslie, Christopher
    Follett, BarbaraLevitt, Tom (High Peak)
    Foster, rh DerekLewis, Ivan (Bury S)
    Foster, Michael (Worcester)Linton, Martin
    Foulkes, rh GeorgeLloyd, Tony (Manchester C)
    Francis, Dr. HywelLlwyd, Elfyn
    Galloway, GeorgeLove, Andrew
    Gapes, Mike (IlfordS)Lucas, Ian (Wrexham)
    Gardiner, BarryLuke, Iain (Dundee E)
    George, rh Bruce (Walsall S)Lyons, John (Strathkelvin)
    Gerrard, NeilMcAvoy, Thomas
    Gibson, Dr. IanMcCabe, Stephen
    Gilroy, LindaMcCafferty, Chris
    Goggins, PaulMcCartney, rh Ian
    Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)McDonagh, Siobhain
    Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)MacDougall, John
    Griffiths, Win (Bridgend)McFall, John
    Grogan, JohnMcIsaac, Shona
    Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)McKechin, Ann
    Hamilton, David (Midlothian)McKenna, Rosemary
    Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)Mackinlay, Andrew
    Hanson, DavidMcNulty, Tony
    Harman, rh Ms HarrietMcWalter, Tony
    Harris, Tom (Glasgow Cathcart)Mahmood, Khalid
    Havard, Dai (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney)Mahon, Mrs Alice
    Mallaber, Judy
    Healey, JohnMarris, 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

    Meacher, rh MichaelSedgemore, Brian
    Meale, Alan (Mansfield)Shaw, Jonathan
    Merron, GillianSheerman, Barry
    Michael, rh AlunSheridan, Jim
    Miliband, DavidShipley, Ms Debra
    Miller, AndrewSimpson, Alan (Nottingham S)
    Mitchell, Austin (Gt Grimsby)Smith, rh Andrew (Oxford E)
    Moffatt, LauraSmith, rh Chris (Islington S & Finsbury)
    Mole, Chris
    Moonie, Dr. LewisSmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
    Moran, MargaretSmith, John (Glamorgan)
    Morgan, JulieSmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
    Morley, ElliotSoley, Clive
    Morris, rh EstelleSouthworth, Helen
    Mountford, KaliSpellar, rh John
    Mudie, GeorgeStewart, David (Inverness E & Lochaber)
    Mullin, Chris
    Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Stewart, Ian (Eccles)
    Murphy, Jim (Eastwood)Stinchcombe, Paul
    Murphy, rh Paul (Torfaen)Stoate, Dr. Howard
    Naysmith, Dr. DougStrang, rh Dr. Gavin
    Norris, Dan (Wansdyke)Sutcliffe, Gerry
    O'Hara, EdwardTami, Mark (Alyn)
    Olner, BillTaylor, rh Ann (Dewsbury)
    Organ, DianaTaylor, Dari (Stockton S)
    Owen, AlbertThomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
    Palmer, Dr. NickThomas, Gareth (Harrow W)
    Pearson, IanTimms, Stephen
    Perham, LindaTipping, Paddy
    Picking, AnneTodd, Mark (S Derbyshire)
    Pickthall, ColinTouhig, Don (Islwyn)
    Plaskitt, JamesTrickett, Jon
    Pollard, KerryTruswell, Paul
    Pond, Chris (Gravesham)Twigg, Derek (Halton)
    Pope, Greg (Hyndburn)Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)
    Pound, StephenTynan, Bill (Hamilton S)
    Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)Vis, Dr. Rudi
    Walley, Ms Joan
    Ward, Claire
    Prentice, Gordon (Pendle)Wareing, Robert N.
    Price, Adam (E Carmarthen & Dinefwr)Watson, Tom (W Bromwich E)
    Watts, David
    Primarolo, rh DawnWeir, Michael
    Prosser, GwynWhite, Brian
    Purchase, KenWhitehead, Dr. Alan
    Purnell, JamesWicks, Malcolm
    Quin, rh JoyceWilliams, rh Alan (Swansea W)
    Quinn, LawrieWilliams, Betty (Conwy)
    Rammell, BillWilliams, Hywel (Caernarfon)
    Rapson, Syd (Portsmouth N)Wilson, Brian
    Raynsford, rh NickWinnick, David
    Reed, Andy (Loughborough)Wishart, Pete
    Robertson, Angus (Moray)Woodward, Shaun
    Robertson, John (Glasgow Anniesland)Woolas, Phil
    Worthington, Tony
    Robinson, Geoffrey (Coventry NW)Wright, Anthony D. (Gt Yarmouth)
    Roche, Mrs BarbaraWright, David (Telford)
    Rooney, TerryWright, Tony (Cannock)
    Ruddock, JoanWyatt, Derek
    Ryan, Joan (Enfield N)
    Salmond, Alex

    Tellers for the Ayes:

    Sarwar Mohammad

    Mr. Nick Ainger and

    Savidge, Malcolm

    Charlotte Atkins

    NOES

    Allan, RichardBarrett, John
    Amess, DavidBeggs, Roy (E Antrim)
    Ancram, rh MichaelBellingham, Henry
    Arbuthnot, rh JamesBercow, John
    Atkinson, David (Bour'mth E)Beresford, Sir Paul
    Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Blunt, Crispin
    Bacon, RichardBoswell, Tim
    Baker, NormanBrady, Graham
    Baldry, TonyBrake, Tom (Carshalton)
    Barker, GregoryBrazier, Julian

    Browning, Mrs AngelaKey, Robert (Salisbury)
    Bruce, MalcolmKirkwood, Sir Archy
    Burnett, JohnKnight, rh Greg (E Yorkshire)
    Burns, SimonLaing, Mrs Eleanor
    Burnside, DavidLait, Mrs Jacqui
    Burstow, PaulLamb, Norman
    Burt, AlistairLansley, Andrew
    Cable, Dr. VincentLaws, David (Yeovil)
    Calton, Mrs PatsyLeigh, Edward
    Cameron, DavidLewis, Dr. Julian (New Forest E)
    Carmichael, AlistairLiddell-Grainger, Ian
    Cash, WilliamLidington, David
    Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet)Lilley, rh Peter
    Loughton, Tim
    Chidgey, DavidLuff, Peter (M-Worcs)
    Chope, ChristopherMcIntosh, Miss Anne
    Clappison, JamesMaclean, rh David
    Clarke, rh Kenneth (Rushcliffe)McLoughlin, Patrick
    Collins, TimMalins, Humfrey
    Conway, DerekMaples, John
    Cormack, Sir PatrickMaude, rh Francis
    Cotter, BrianMawhinney, rh Sir Brian
    Curry, rh DavidMay, Mrs Theresa
    Davey, Edward (Kingston)Mercer, Patrick
    Davis, rh David (Haltemprice & Howden)Mitchell, Andrew (Sutton Coldfield)
    Djanogly, JonathanMoore, Michael
    Donaldson, Jeffrey M.Murrison, Dr. Andrew
    Dorrell, rh StephenNorman, Archie
    Doughty, SueÖpik, Lembit
    Duncan, Alan (Rutland)Paisley, Rev. Ian
    Evans, NigelPaterson, Owen
    Fabricant, MichaelPickles, Eric
    Fallon, MichaelPortillo, rh Michael
    Field, Mark (Cities of London & Westminster)Prisk, Mark (Hertford)
    Pugh, Dr. John
    Flight, HowardRedwood, rh John
    Flook, AdrianReid, Alan (Argyll & Bute)
    Foster, Don (Bath)Rendel, David
    Francois, MarkRobathan, Andrew
    Gale, Roger (N Thanet)Robertson, Hugh (Faversham & M-Kent)
    Garnier, Edward
    George, Andrew (St. Ives)Robertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)
    Gibb, Nick (Bognor Regis)Rosindell, Andrew
    Gidley, SandraRuffley, David
    Goodman, PaulRussell, Bob (Colchester)
    Gray, James (N Wilts)Sanders, Adrian
    Grayling, ChrisSelous, Andrew
    Green, Damian (Ashford)Shepherd, Richard
    Green, Matthew (Ludlow)Simmonds, Mark
    Greenway, JohnSimpson, Keith (M-Norfolk)
    Grieve, DominicSmith, Sir Robert (W Ab'd'ns & Kincardine)
    Gummer, rh John
    Hague, rh WilliamSmyth, Rev. Martin (Belfast S)
    Hammond, PhilipSoames, Nicholas
    Hancock, MikeSpicer, Sir Michael
    Harris, Dr. Evan (Oxford W & Abingdon)Spink, Bob (Castle Point)
    Stanley, rh Sir John
    Harvey, NickSteen, Anthony
    Hayes, John (S Holland)Stunell, Andrew
    Heald, OliverSwayne, Desmond
    Heath, DavidTaylor, Ian (Esher)
    Heathcoat-Amory, rh DavidTaylor, John (Solihull)
    Hendry, CharlesTaylor, Matthew (Truro)
    Hermon, LadyTaylor, Sir Teddy
    Hoban, Mark (Fareham)Tredinnick, David
    Holmes, PaulTrend, Michael
    Howard, rh MichaelTrimble, rh David
    Howarth, Gerald (Aldershot)Turner, Andrew (Isle of Wight)
    Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)Tyler, Paul (N Cornwall)
    Hunter, AndrewTyrie, Andrew
    Jack, rh MichaelViggers, Peter
    Jackson, Robert (Wantage)Watkinson, Angela
    Jenkin, BernardWebb, Steve (Northavon)
    Johnson, Boris (Henley)Widdecombe, rh Miss Ann
    Keetch, PaulWiggin, Bill

    Willetts, DavidYounger-Ross, Richard
    Williams, Roger (Brecon)
    Wilshire, David

    Tellers for the Noes:

    Yeo, Tim (S Suffolk)

    Mr. Robert Syms and

    Young, rh Sir George

    Mrs. Annette L. Brooke

    Question accordingly agreed to.