Burdens on Business — 1 Dec 1997
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move,
That this House regrets the damage to business and jobs represented by the actions and inactions of this Government; condemns the broken promises to the coal industry, the lack of clarity over ministerial duties, the persistent tax raids on business and the threats posed by new legislation; and urges the President of the Board of Trade to set out a clear energy, competition and business policy that is in the interests of British companies.
I beg to move, To leave out from "House" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
'welcomes the speedy action taken by Her Majesty's Government to foster an environment in which business can flourish, with macro-economic stability, low rates of corporation tax, a clear new competition policy, and a review of utility regulation; contrasts this with the boom and bust policies of the previous administration which led to the collapse of thousands of firms and unemployment for millions; and welcomes Her Majesty's Government's partnership with business to improve UK competitiveness.
Question , That the Question be now put, put and agreed to.
Question put accordingly, That the original words stand part of the Question:--
The House divided: Ayes 129, Noes 326.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||129 (+2 tell)||0||80.9%|
|Lab||299 (+2 tell)||0||0||72.2%|