Social Security Bill — Power to reduce child benefit for lone parents — 10 Dec 1997

Mr Kenneth Clarke MP, Rushcliffe voted with the majority (No).

Amendment made: No. 12, in page 7, line 15, leave out

Amendments made: No. 21, in page 53, line 18, leave out 'allowances or gratuities' and insert 'or allowances'.

No. 22, in page 53, line 21, leave out 'allowances or gratuities' and insert 'or allowances'.-- [Mr. Keith Bradley.]

I beg to move amendment No. 3, in page 54, line 15, at end insert--

'Appeals in certain types of case

10.-(1) The President shall make arrangements for the identification of appeals made under section 13 of this Act which appear to him to raise questions of general importance relating to the interpretation or application of the law in respect of which the Secretary of State has decision making functions under section 1 or section 2 of this Act.

(2) The President shall, in making such arrangements as are referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above, delegate such of his powers in that regard as seem to him appropriate to any full-time chairmen of appeal tribunals who hold office for the time being.

(3) The President shall, when he identifies any cases as are mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) above, make such further arrangements as are necessary to ensure that such appeals are determined as soon as reasonably practicable in priority to other pending appeals.'.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendment made: No. 13, in page 14, line 30, at end insert--

'( ) Regulations made under subsection (1) above may also provide that, in prescribed cases or circumstances, entitlement to a relevant benefit shall cease from a date not earlier than the date on which payments were suspended.'-- [Mr. Keith Bradley.]

Amendments made: No. 14, in page 37, line 19, leave out

'provide for interest to be charged'

and insert

'subject to sub-paragraph (3A) below, provide for interest to be charged by the Secretary of State'.

No. 15, in page 37, line 48, at end insert--

'(3A) Regulations under sub-paragraph (2)(e) above may provide that, in such cases or circumstances as may be prescribed, interest under those regulations may be charged by the Inland Revenue (instead of the Secretary of State) as if the regulations were made by virtue of paragraph 6 above.'

No. 16, in page 38, line 4, at beginning insert

'subject to sub-paragraph (4A) below,'.

No. 17, in page 38, line 17, at end insert--

'(4A) Regulations under sub-paragraph (2)(h)(ii) or (iii) above may provide that, in such cases or circumstances as may be prescribed, penalties under those regulations may be imposed by the Inland Revenue (instead of the Secretary of State) as if the return in question were a contributions return within the meaning of paragraph 7 above.'.-- [Mr. Keith Bradley.]

Amendment proposed: No. 1, in page 46, line 35, leave out from beginning to end of line 1 on page 47.-- [Mr. Webb.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 107, Noes 457.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con146 0090.1%
DUP0 1050.0%
Ind Con1 00100.0%
Lab310 (+2 tell) 47086.1%
LDem0 41 (+2 tell)093.5%
PC0 40100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
UKUP0 10100.0%
UUP0 6060.0%
Total:457 107087.1%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Miss Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabaye
Mr John AustinErith and ThamesmeadLabaye
Mr Harry BarnesNorth East DerbyshireLabaye
Mr Tony BennChesterfieldLabaye
Dr Roger BerryKingswoodLabaye
Mr Harold BestLeeds North WestLabaye
Mr Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabaye
Mr Dennis CanavanFalkirk Westwhilst Labaye
Mr Martin CatonGowerLabaye
Mr David ChaytorBury NorthLabaye
Mr Malcolm ChisholmEdinburgh North and LeithLabaye
Ms Ann ClwydCynon ValleyLabaye
Mr Frank CookStockton NorthLabaye
Mr Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLabaye
Mrs Ann CryerKeighleyLabaye
Mr John CryerHornchurchLabaye
Mr Hilton DawsonLancaster and WyreLabaye
Mr Jim DobbinHeywood and MiddletonLabaye
Mrs Gwyneth DunwoodyCrewe and NantwichLabaye
Mr Bill EtheringtonSunderland NorthLabaye
Mrs Maria FyfeGlasgow MaryhillLabaye
Dr Ian GibsonNorwich NorthLabaye
Dr Norman GodmanGreenock and InverclydeLabaye
Mr Bernie GrantTottenhamLabaye
Mr David HinchliffeWakefieldLabaye
Mr Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLabaye
Dr Brian IddonBolton South EastLabaye
Dr Lynne JonesBirmingham, Selly OakLabaye
Mr Terry LewisWorsleyLabaye
Mr Ken LivingstoneBrent Eastwhilst Labaye
Mrs Alice MahonHalifaxLabaye
Dr John MarekWrexhamLabaye
Mr John McAllionDundee EastLabaye
Mr John McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLabaye
Mr Kevin McNamaraKingston upon Hull NorthLabaye
Mr Bill MichieSheffield, HeeleyLabaye
Mr Gordon PrenticePendleLabaye
Mr Brian SedgemoreHackney South and ShoreditchLabaye
Mr Jonathan R ShawChatham and AylesfordLabaye
Mr Alan SimpsonNottingham SouthLabaye
Mr Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabaye
Mr Llew SmithBlaenau GwentLabaye
Mr Ian StewartEcclesLabaye
Mr Robert WareingLiverpool, West DerbyLabaye
Mr David WinnickWalsall NorthLabaye
Ms Audrey WisePrestonLabaye
Mr Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabaye

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