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Increase In Sentences For Hate Crimes

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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'(1) In considering the seriousness of an offence which falls under the category of "hate crime" as set out in subsection (2), the court—

  • (a) must treat that fact as an aggravating factor (that is to say, a factor that increases the seriousness of the offence), and
  • (b) must state in open court that the offence was so aggravated.
  • (2) An offence is to be considered a hate crime for the purposes of section if—

  • )a) at the time of committing the offence, or immediately before or after doing so, the offender demonstrates towards the victim of the offence hostility based on the victim's actual or perceived race, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation; or
  • (b) the offence is motivated (wholly or partly) by hostility towards people on the basis of their race, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • (3) In this section "race" may be defined by reference to race, colour, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origins.'.— [Mr. Heath.]

    Brought up, and read the First time.

    Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

    The House divided: Ayes 53, Noes 326.

    Division No. 209]

    [5:28 pm

    AYES

    Allan, RichardKennedy, rh Charles (Ross Skye & Inverness)
    Baker, Norman
    Barrett, JohnKirkwood, Sir Archy
    Beggs, Roy (E Antrim)Lamb, Norman
    Beith, rh A. J.Laws, David (Yeovil)
    Breed, ColinLlwyd, Elfyn
    Brooke, Mrs Annette L.Marsden, Paul (Shrewsbury & Atcham
    Bruce, Malcolm
    Burnett, JohnMoore, Michael
    Burnside, DavidOaten, Mark (Winchester)
    Burstow, PaulÖpik, Lembit
    Cable, Dr. VincentPrice, Adam (E Carmarthen & Dinefwr)
    Calton, Mrs Patsy
    Campbell, rh Menzies (NE Fife)Pugh, Dr. John
    Carmichael, AlistairReid, Alan (Argyll & Bute)
    Chidgey, DavidRussell, Bob (Colchester)
    Cotter, BrianSanders, Adrian
    Davey, Edward (Kingston)Smith, Sir Robert (W Ab'd'ns & Kincardine)
    Doughty, Sue
    Foster, Don (Bath)Smyth, Rev. Martin (Belfast S)
    George, Andrew (St. Ives)Taylor, Matthew (Truro)
    Gidley, SandraThomas, Simon (Ceredigion)
    Green, Matthew (Ludlow)Thurso, John
    Harris, Dr. Evan (Oxford W & Abingdon)Tonge, Dr. Jenny
    Trimble, rh David
    Harvey, NickTyler, Paul (N Cornwall)
    Heath, DavidYounger-Ross, Richard
    Hermon, Lady
    Holmes, Paul

    Tellers for the Ayes:

    Hughes, Simon (Southwark N)

    Mr. Andrew Stunell and

    Keetch, Paul

    Tom Brake

    NOES

    Adams, Irene (Paisley N)Atherton, Ms Candy
    Ainsworth, Bob (Cov'try NE)Atkins, Charlotte
    Alexander, DouglasBailey, Adrian
    Allen, GrahamBaird, Vera
    Anderson, rh Donald (Swansea E)Banks, Tony
    Anderson, Janet (Rossendale & Darwen)Barnes, Harry
    Barren, rh Kevin
    Armstrong, rh Ms HilaryBattle, John

    Bayley, HughDhanda, Parmjit
    Beard, NigelDismore, Andrew
    Begg, Miss AnneDobbin, Jim (Heywood)
    Benn, HilaryDobson, rh Frank
    Bennett, AndrewDodds, Nigel
    Benton, Joe (Bootle)Doran, Frank
    Berry, RogerDowd, Jim (Lewisham W)
    Best, HaroldDrew, David (Stroud)
    Blackman, LizDrown, Ms Julia
    Blears, Ms HazelEagle, Angela (Wallasey)
    Blizzard, BobEagle, Maria (L'pool Garston)
    Blunkett, rh DavidEfford, Clive
    Boateng, rh PaulEllman, Mrs Louise
    Borrow, DavidEnnis, Jeff (Barnsley E)
    Bradley, rh Keith (Withington)Etherington, Bill
    Bradley, Peter (The Wrekin)Field, rh Frank (Birkenhead)
    Bradshaw, BenFisher, Mark
    Brennan, KevinFitzpatrick, Jim
    Brown, rh Nicholas (Newcastle E Wallsend)Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
    Flint, Caroline
    Bryant, ChrisFlynn, Paul (Newport W)
    Buck, Ms KarenFollett, Barbara
    Burden, RichardFoster, rh Derek
    Burgon, ColinFoster, Michael (Worcester)
    Byers, rh StephenFoster, Michael Jabez (Hastings & Rye)
    Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)
    Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Foulkes, rh George
    Campbell, Gregory (E Lond'y)Gapes, Mike (Ilford S)
    Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Gardiner, Barry
    Caplin, IvorGerrard, Neil
    Casale, RogerGibson, Dr. Ian
    Caton, MartinGilroy, Linda
    Cawsey, Ian (Brigg)Godsiff, Roger
    Challen, ColinGoggins, Paul
    Chapman, Ben (Wirral S)Griffiths, Jane (Reading E)
    Chaytor, DavidGriffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
    Clapham, MichaelGriffiths, Win (Bridgend)
    Clark, Mrs Helen (Peterborough)Grogan, John
    Clark, Dr. Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands)Hall, Mike (Weaver Vale)
    Hall, Patrick (Bedford)
    Clark, Paul (Gillingham)Hamilton, David (Midlothian)
    Clarke, rh Charles (Norwich S)Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)
    Clarke, rh Tom (Coatbridge & Chryston)Hanson, David
    Harman, rh Ms Harriet
    Clelland, DavidHarris, Tom (Glasgow Cathcart)
    Clwyd, Ann (Cynon V)Havard, Dai (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney)
    Coaker, Vernon
    Coffey, Ms AnnHealey, John
    Cohen, HarryHenderson, Doug (Newcastle N)
    Coleman, IainHendrick, Mark
    Colman, TonyHeppell, John
    Connarty, MichaelHesford, Stephen
    Cook, rh Robin (Livingston)Hewitt, rh Ms Patricia
    Cooper, YvetteHeyes, David
    Corbyn, JeremyHill, Keith (Streatham)
    Corston, JeanHinchliffe, David
    Cousins, JimHodge, Margaret
    Cox, Tom (Tooting)Hoey, Kate (Vauxhall)
    Cranston, RossHood, Jimmy (Clydesdale)
    Crausby, DavidHope, Phil (Corby)
    Cruddas, JonHopkins, Kelvin
    Cryer, Ann (Keighley)Howarth, George (Knowsley N & Sefton E)
    Cryer, John (Hornchurch)
    Cunningham, rh Dr. Jack (Copeland)Hughes, Beverley (Stretford & Urmston)
    Cunningham, Jim (Coventry S)Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
    Cunningham, Tony (Workington)Humble, Mrs Joan
    Curtis-Thomas, Mrs ClaireHurst, Alan (Braintree)
    Dalyell, TamHutton, rh John
    Darling, rh AlistairIddon, Dr. Brian
    Davey, Valerie (Bristol W)Irranca-Davies, Huw
    David, WayneJackson, Glenda (Hampstead & Highgate)
    Davies, rh Denzil (Llanelli)
    Dawson, HiltonJackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
    Dean, Mrs JanetJamieson, David
    Denham, rh JohnJohnson, Alan (Hull W)

    Johnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield)Palmer, Dr. Nick
    Pearson, Ian
    Jones, Helen (Warrington N)Perham, Linda
    Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)Picking, Anne
    Jones, Kevan (N Durham)Pickthall, Colin
    Jones, Lynne (Selly Oak)Pike, Peter (Burnley)
    Jowell, rh TessaPlaskitt, James
    Joyce, Eric (Falkirk W)Pond, Chris (Gravesham)
    Kaufman, rh GeraldPope, Greg (Hyndburn)
    Keen, Ann (Brentford)Pound, Stephen
    Kemp, FraserPrentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)
    Kidney, David
    Kilfoyle, PeterPrimarolo, rh Dawn
    King, Andy (Rugby)Prosser, Gwyn
    King, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green & Bow)Purchase, Ken
    Quin, rh Joyce
    Knight, Jim (S Dorset)Quinn, Lawrie
    Kumar, Dr. AshokRammell, Bill
    Ladyman, Dr. StephenRapson, Syd (Portsmouth N)
    Lammy, DavidRaynsford, rh Nick
    Lawrence, Mrs JackieRobertson, John (Glasgow Anniesland)
    Laxton, Bob (Derby N)
    Lazarowicz, MarkRobinson, Geoffrey (Coventry NW)
    Lepper, David
    Levitt, Tom (High Peak)Robinson, Peter (Belfast E)
    Lewis, Ivan (Bury S)Roche, Mrs Barbara
    Lewis, Terry (Worsley)Rooney, Terry
    Liddell, rh Mrs HelenRoss, Ernie (Dundee W)
    Linton, MartinRuane, Chris
    Love, AndrewRuddock, Joan
    Lucas, Ian (Wrexham)Russell, Ms Christine (City of Chester)
    Luke, lain (Dundee E)
    McCabe, StephenRyan, Joan (Enfield N)
    McCafferty, ChrisSalter, Martin
    McCartney, rh IanSarwar, Mohammad
    McDonagh, SiobhainSavidge, Malcolm
    McDonnell, JohnSawford, Phil
    MacDougall, JohnSedgemore, Brian
    Mclsaac, ShonaShaw, Jonathan
    McKechin, AnnSheerman, Barry
    McKenna, RosemarySheridan, Jim
    Mackinlay, AndrewShipley, Ms Debra
    McNamara, KevinSingh, Marsha
    MacShane, DenisSmith, Angela (Basildon)
    Mactaggart, FionaSmith, rh Chris (Islington S & Finsbury)
    McWalter, Tony
    McWilliam, JohnSmith, Geraldine (Morecambe & Lunesdale)
    Mahon, Mrs Alice
    Mallaber, JudySmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
    Mann, John (Bassetlaw)Smith, John (Glamorgan)
    Marris, Rob (Wolverh'ton SW)Smith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
    Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)Soley, Clive
    Marshall, Jim (Leicester S)Southworth, Helen
    Martlew, EricSpellar, rh John
    Meacher, rh MichaelSquire, Rachel
    Merron, GillianStarkey, Dr. Phyllis
    Michael, rh AlunStevenson, George
    Miliband, DavidStewart, David (Inverness E & Lochaber)
    Miller, Andrew
    Mitchell, Austin (Gt Grimsby)Stinchcombe, Paul
    Moffatt, LauraStoate, Dr. Howard
    Mole, ChrisStrang, rh Dr. Gavin
    Moonie, Dr. LewisStringer, Graham
    Morley, ElliotSutcliffe, Gerry
    Mountford, KaliTami, Mark (Alyn)
    Mudie, GeorgeTaylor, rh Ann (Dewsbury)
    Mullin, ChrisTaylor, Dari (Stockton S)
    Munn, Ms MegTaylor, David (NW Leics)
    Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Thomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
    Naysmith, Dr. DougThomas, Gareth (Harrow W)
    Norris, Dan (Wansdyke)Timms, Stephen
    O'Brien, Bill (Normanton)Tipping, Paddy
    Olner, BillTodd, Mark (S Derbyshire)
    O'Neill, MartinTouhig, Don (Islwyn)
    Organ, DianaTrickett, Jon
    Osborne, Sandra (Ayr)Truswell, Paul

    Turner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)Williams, rh Alan (Swansea W)
    Turner, Dr. Desmond (Brighton Kemptown)Winnick, David
    Winterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
    Turner, Neil (Wigan)
    Twigg, Derek (Halton)Woodward, Shaun
    Twigg, Stephen (Enfield)Worthington, Tony
    Tynan, Bill (Hamilton S)Wray, James (Glasgow Baillieston)
    Vaz, Keith (Leicester E)
    Vis, Dr. RudiWright, Anthony D. (Gt Yarmouth)
    Walley, Ms JoanWright David (Telford)
    Wareing. Robert N.Wrignt Tony (Cannock)
    Watson, Tom (W Bromwich E)Wyatt, Derek
    Watts, David
    White, Brian

    Tellers for the Noes:

    Whitehead, Dr. Alan

    Mr. Phil Woolas and

    Wicks, Malcolm

    Mr. Nick Ainger

    Question accordingly negatived.

    Amendment proposed: No. 67, in page 81, line 8, leave out Clause 140.— [Mr. Grieve.]

    The House divided: Ayes 197, Noes 320.

    Division No. 210]

    [5:42 pm

    AYES

    Ainsworth, Peter (E Surrey)Davis, rh David (Haltemprice & Howden)
    Allan, Richard
    Amess, DavidDjanogly, Jonathan
    Ancram, rh MichaelDodds, Nigel
    Arbuthnot, rh JamesDoughty, Sue
    Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)Duncan, Alan (Rutland)
    Baker, NormanDuncan Smith, rh lain
    Baldry, TonyEvans, Nigel
    Barker, GregoryFabricant, Michael
    Baron, John (Billericay)Fallon, Michael
    Barrett, JohnField, Mark (Cities of London & Westminster)
    Beggs, Roy (E Antrim)
    Beith, rh A. J.Flight, Howard
    Bellingham, HenryFlook, Adrian
    Bercow, JohnForth, rh Eric
    Beresford, Sir PaulFoster, Don (Bath)
    Blunt, CrispinFox, Dr. Liam
    Boswell, TimFrancois, Mark
    Brady, GrahamGale, Roger (N Thanet)
    Brake, Tom (Carshalton)Garnier, Edward
    Brazier, JulianGeorge, Andrew (St. Ives)
    Breed, ColinGibb, Nick (Bognor Regis)
    Brooke, Mrs Annette L.Gidley, Sandra
    Browning, Mrs AngelaGoodman, Paul
    Bruce, MalcolmGray, James (N Wilts)
    Burnett, JohnGrayling, Chris
    Burns, SimonGreen, Damian (Ashford)
    Burnside, DavidGreen, Matthew (Ludlow)
    Burstow, PaulGreenway, John
    Butterfill, JohnGrieve, Dominic
    Cable, Dr. VincentGummer, rh John
    Calton, Mrs PatsyHague, rh William
    Cameron, DavidHammond, Philip
    Campbell, Gregory (E Lond'y)Harris, Dr. Evan (Oxford W & Abingdon)
    Campbell, rh Menzies (NE Fife)
    Carmichael, AlistairHarvey, Nick
    Cash, WilliamHawkins, Nick
    Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet)Hayes, John (S Holland)
    Heald, Oliver
    Chidgey, DavidHeath, David
    Chope, ChristopherHeathcoat-Amory, rh David
    Clappison, JamesHendry, Charles
    Clarke, rh Kenneth (Rushcliffe)Hermon, Lady
    Collins, TimHogg, rh Douglas
    Conway DerekHolmes, Paul
    Cormack, Sir PatrickHoram, John (Orpington)
    Cotter, BrianHowarth, Gerald (Aldershot)
    Curry, rh DavidHughes, Simon (Southwark N)
    Davies, Ouentin (Grantham & Stamford)Hunter, Andrew
    Jack, rh Michael

    Jackson, Robert (Wantage)Roe, Mrs Marion
    Jenkin, BernardRosindell, Andrew
    Johnson, Boris (Henley)Russell, Bob (Colchester)
    Keetch, PaulSanders, Adrian
    Kennedy, rh Charles (Ross Skye & Inverness)Sayeed, Jonathan
    Selous, Andrew
    Key, Robert (Salisbury)Shephard, rh Mrs Gillian
    Kirkwood, Sir ArchyShepherd, Richard
    Knight, rh Greg (E Yorkshire)Simmonds, Mark
    Laing, Mrs EleanorSimpson, Keith (M-Norfolk)
    Lait, Mrs JacquiSmith, Sir Robert (W Ab'd'ns & Kincardine)
    Lamb, Norman
    Lansley, AndrewSmyth, Rev. Martin (Belfast S)
    Laws, David (Yeovil)Soames, Nicholas
    Letwin, rh OliverSpicer, Sir Michael
    Lewis, Dr. Julian (New Forest E)Spink, Bob (Castle Point)
    Liddell-Grainger, IanSpring, Richard
    Lilley, rh PeterStanley, rh Sir John
    Llwyd, ElfynSteen, Anthony
    Loughton, TimStreeter, Gary
    Luff, Peter (M-Worcs)Stunell, Andrew
    Mackay, rh AndrewSwayne, Desmond
    Maclean, rh DavidSwire, Hugo (E Devon)
    McLoughlin, PatrickSyms, Robert
    Malins, HumfreyTaylor, lan (Esher)
    Maples, JohnTaylor, John (Solihull)
    Mates, MichaelTaylor, Matthew (Truro)
    Maude, rh FrancisThomas, Simon (Ceredigion)
    Mawhinney, rh Sir BrianThurso, John
    Tonge, Dr. Jenny
    May, Mrs TheresaTredinnick, David
    Mercer, PatrickTrimble, rh David
    Moore, MichaelTurner Andrew (Isle of Wight)
    Moss, MalcolmTyler, Paul (N Cornwall)
    Murrison, Dr. AndrewTyrie, Andrew
    Norman, ArchieViggers Peter
    Oaten, Mark (Winchester)Walter Robert
    O'Brien, Stephen (Eddisbury)Waterson, Nigel
    Öpik, LembitWatkinson, Angela
    Ottaway, RichardWhittingdale, John
    Page, RichardWiddecombe, rh Miss Ann
    Paice, JamesWiggin, Bill
    Paterson, OwenWilkinson, John
    Pickles, EricWilletts, David
    Price, Adam (E Carmarthen & Dinefwr)Willis, Phil
    Wilshire, David
    Prisk, Mark (Hertford)Winterton, Ann (Congleton)
    Pugh, Dr. JohnWinterton, Sir Nicholas (Macclesfield)
    Randall, John
    Redwood, rh JohnYeo, Tim (S Suffolk)
    Reid, Alan (Argyll & Bute)Young, rh Sir George
    Robathan, AndrewYounger-Ross, Richard
    Robertson, Hugh (Faversham & M-Kent)

    Tellers for the Ayes:

    Robertson, Laurence (Tewk'b'ry)

    Mr. Mark Hoban and

    Robinson, Peter (Belfast E)

    Mrs. Cheryl Gillan

    NOES

    Adams, Irene (Paisley N)Beard, Nigel
    Ainger, NickBegg, Miss Anne
    Ainsworth, Bob (Cov'try NE)Benn, Hilary
    Alexander, DouglasBennett, Andrew
    Allen, GrahamBenton, Joe (Bootle)
    Anderson, rh Donald (Swansea E)Berry, Roger
    Anderson, Janet (Rossendale & Darwen)Best, Harold
    Blackman, Liz
    Armstrong, rh Ms HilaryBlears, Ms Hazel
    Atherton, Ms CandyBlizzard, Bob
    Atkins, CharlotteBoateng, rh Paul
    Bailey, AdrianBorrow, David
    Baird, VeraBradley, rh Keith (Withington)
    Banks, TonyBradley, Peter (The Wrekin)
    Barnes, HarryBradshaw, Ben
    Barron, rh KevinBrennan, Kevin
    Battle, JohnBrown, rh Nicholas (Newcastle E Wallsend)
    Bayley, Hugh

    Bryant, ChrisFoster, Michael Jabez (Hastings & Rye)
    Buck, Ms Karen
    Burden, RichardFoulkes, rh George
    Burgon, ColinGapes, Mike (Ilford S)
    Byers, rh StephenGardiner, Barry
    Campbell, Alan (Tynemouth)Gerrard, Neil
    Campbell, Mrs Anne (C'bridge)Gibson, Dr. Ian
    Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)Gilroy, Linda
    Caplin, IvorGodsiff, Roger
    Casale, RogerGoggins, Paul
    Caton, MartinGriffiths, Jane (Reading E)
    Cawsey, Ian (Brigg)Griffiths, Nigel (Edinburgh S)
    Challen, ColinGriffiths, Win (Bridgend)
    Chapman, Ben (Wirral S)Grogan, John
    Chaytor, DavidHall, Mike (Weaver Vale)
    Clapham, MichaelHall, Patrick (Bedford)
    Clark, Mrs Helen (Peterborough)Hamilton, David (Midlothian)
    Clark, Dr. Lynda (Edinburgh Pentlands)Hamilton, Fabian (Leeds NE)
    Hanson, David
    Clark, Paul (Gillingham)Harman, rh Ms Harriet
    Clarke, rh Charles (Norwich S)Harris, Tom (Glasgow Cathcart)
    Clarke, rh Tom (Coatbridge & Chryston)Havard, Dai (Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney)
    Clelland, DavidHealey, John
    Clwyd, Ann (Cynon V)Henderson, Doug (Newcastle N)
    Coaker, VernonHendrick, Mark
    Coffey, Ms AnnHeppell, John
    Cohen, HarryHesford, Stephen
    Coleman, IainHewitt, rh Ms Patricia
    Colman, TonyHeyes, David
    Connarty, MichaelHill, Keith (Streatham)
    Cook, rh Robin (Livingston)Hinchliffe, David
    Cooper, YvetteHodge, Margaret
    Corbyn, JeremyHoey, Kate (Vauxhall)
    Corston, JeanHood, Jimmy (Clydesdale)
    Cousins, JimHope, Phil (Corby)
    Cox, Tom (Tooting)Hopkins, Kelvin
    Cranston, RossHowarth, George (Knowsley N & Sefton E)
    Crausby, David
    Cruddas, JonHughes, Beverley (Stretford & Urmston)
    Cryer, Ann (Keighley)
    Cryer, John (Hornchurch)Hughes, Kevin (Doncaster N)
    Cunningham, rh Dr. Jack (Copeland)Humble, Mrs Joan
    Hurst, Alan (Braintree)
    Cunningham, Tony (Workington)Hutton, rh John
    Curtis-Thomas, Mrs ClaireIddon, Dr. Brian
    Dalyell, TamIrranca-Davies, Huw
    Darling, rh AlistairJackson, Glenda (Hampstead & Highgate)
    Davey, Valerie (Bristol W)
    David, WayneJackson, Helen (Hillsborough)
    Davies, rh Denzil (Llanelli)Jamieson, David
    Dean, Mrs JanetJohnson, Alan (Hull W)
    Denham, rh JohnJohnson, Miss Melanie (Welwyn Hatfield)
    Dhanda, Parmjit
    Dismore, AndrewJones, Helen (Warrington N)
    Dobbin, Jim (Heywood)Jones, Jon Owen (Cardiff C)
    Dobson, rh FrankJones, Kevan (N Durham)
    Doran, FrankJones, Lynne (Selly Oak)
    Dowd, Jim (Lewisham W)Jowell, rh Tessa
    Drew, David (Stroud)Joyce, Eric (Falkirk W)
    Drown, Ms JuliaKaufman, rh Gerald
    Eagle, Angela (Wallasey)Keen, Ann (Brentford)
    Eagle, Maria (L 'pool Garston)Kemp, Fraser
    Efford, CliveKidney, David
    Ellman, Mrs LouiseKilfoyle, Peter
    Ennis, Jeff (Barnsley E)King, Andy (Rugby)
    Etherington, BillKing, Ms Oona (Bethnal Green & Bow)
    Field, rh Frank (Birkenhead)
    Fisher, MarkKnight, Jim (S Dorset)
    Fitzpatrick, JimKumar, Dr. Ashok
    Fitzsimons, Mrs LornaLadyman, Dr. Stephen
    Flint, CarolineLammy, David
    Flynn, Paul (Newport W)Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
    Follett, BarbaraLaxton, Bob (Derby N)
    Foster, rh DerekLazarowicz, Mark
    Foster, Michael (Worcester)Lepper, David

    Levitt, Tom (High Peak)Roche, Mrs Barbara
    Lewis, Ivan (Bury S)Rooney, Terry
    Lewis, Terry (Worsley)Ross, Ernie (Dundee W)
    Liddell, rh Mrs HelenRuane, Chris
    Linton, MartinRuddock, Joan
    Love, AndrewRussell, Ms Christine (City of Chester)
    Lucas, Ian (Wrexham)
    Luke, lain (Dundee E)Salter, Martin
    McCabe, StephenSarwar, Mohammad
    McCafferty, ChrisSavidge, Malcolm
    McCartney, rh IanSawford, Phil
    McDonagh, SiobhainSedgemore, Brian
    McDonnell, JohnShaw, Jonathan
    MacDougall, JohnSheerman, Barry
    McIsaac, ShonaSheridan, Jim
    McKechin, AnnShipley, Ms Debra
    McKenna, RosemarySingh, Marsha
    Mackinlay, AndrewSmith, Angela (Basildon)
    McNamara, KevinSmith, rh Chris (Islington S & Finsbury)
    MacShane, Denis
    Mactaggart, FionaSmith, Geraldine (Morecambe & Lunesdale)
    McWalter, Tony
    McWilliam, JohnSmith, Jacqui (Redditch)
    Mahon, Mrs AliceSmith, John (Glamorgan)
    Mallaber, JudySmith, Llew (Blaenau Gwent)
    Mandelson, rh PeterSoley, Clive
    Mann, John (Bassetlaw)Southworth, Helen
    Marris, Rob (Wolverh'ton SW)Spellar, rh John
    Marsden, Gordon (Blackpool S)Squire, Rachel
    Marshall, Jim (Leicester S)Starkey, Dr. Phyllis
    Martlew, EricStevenson, George
    Meacher, rh MichaelStewart, David (Inverness E & Lochaber)
    Merron, Gillian
    Michael, rh AlunStinchcombe, Paul
    Miller, AndrewStoate, Dr. Howard
    Mitchell, Austin (Gt Grimsby)Strang, rh Dr. Gavin
    Moffatt, LauraStringer, Graham
    Mole, ChrisSutcliffe, Gerry
    Moonie, Dr. LewisTami, Mark (Alyn)
    Morley, ElliotTaylor, rh Ann (Dewsbury)
    Mountford, KaliTaylor, Dari (Stockton S)
    Mudie, GeorgeTaylor, David (NW Leics)
    Mullin, ChrisThomas, Gareth (Clwyd W)
    Munn, Ms MegThomas, Gareth (Harrow W)
    Murphy, Denis (Wansbeck)Timms, Stephen
    Naysmith, Dr. DougTipping, Paddy
    Norris, Dan (Wansdyke)Todd, Mark (S Derbyshire)
    O'Brien, Bill (Normanton)Touhig, Don (Islwyn)
    Olner, BillTrickett, Jon
    O'Neill, MartinTruswell, Paul
    Organ, DianaTurner, Dennis (Wolverh'ton SE)
    Osborne, Sandra (Ayr)Turner, Dr. Desmond (Brighton Kemptown)
    Palmer, Dr. Nick
    Pearson, IanTurner, Neil (Wigan)
    Perham, LindaTwigg, Derek (Halton)
    Picking, AnneTwigg, Stephen (Enfield)
    Pickthall, ColinTynan, Bill (Hamilton S)
    Pike, Peter (Burnley)Vaz, Keith (Leicester E)
    Plaskitt, JamesVis, Dr. Rudi
    Pond, Chris (Gravesham)Walley, Ms Joan
    Pope, Greg (Hyndburn)Wareing, Robert N.
    Pound, StephenWatson, Tom (W Bromwich E)
    Prentice, Ms Bridget (Lewisham E)Watts, David
    White, Brian
    Primarolo, rh DawnWhitehead, Dr. Alan
    Prosser, GwynWicks, Malcolm
    Purchase, KenWilliams, rh Alan (Swansea W)
    Quin, rh JoyceWinnick, David
    Quinn, LawrieWinterton, Ms Rosie (Doncaster C)
    Rammell, Bill
    Rapson, Syd (Portsmouth N)Woodward, Shaun
    Raynsford, rh NickWorthington, Tony
    Robertson, John (Glasgow Anniesland)Wray, James (Glasgow Baillieston)
    Robinson, Geoffrey (Coventry NW)Wright, Anthony D. (Gt Yarmouth)

    Wright, David (Telford)

    Tellers for the Noes:

    Wright, Tony (Cannock)

    Mr. Phil Woolas and

    Wyatt, Derek

    Joan Ryan

    Question accordingly negatived.

    MR. DEPUTY SPEAKER then proceeded to put forthwith the Questions necessary for the disposal of the business to be concluded at that hour.

    Government amendments agreed to.

    5.57 pm

    On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I am very conscious that the proceedings of the House are not exactly box office across the country. Nevertheless, a significant number of people attend to them in one way or another, in one place or another. I wonder whether you would be good enough to confirm that the reason why you have just had to go through that ludicrous charade is that we have not had time to debate the new clauses and amendments, and that the reason for that is the absurdity of the Government's truncation of the debate in the form of the ludicrous programme motion to which we were subjected yesterday.

    I would say to the hon. Gentleman that I am simply doing what the House has asked me to do.