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Austin-Walker, John

Barnes, Harry

Benn, Rt Hon Tony

Campbell, Ronnie (Blyth V)

Campbell-Savours, D N

Canavan, Dennis

Cohen, Harry

Corbyn, Jeremy

Ewing, Mrs Margaret

Godman, Dr Norman A

Gordon, Mildred

Jones, Ieuan Wyn (Ynys Mon)

Lewis, Terry

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Llwyd, Elfyn

Madden, Max

Mahon, Alice

Michie, Bill (Sheffield Heeley)

Patchett, Terry

Rooney, Terry

Skinner, Dennis

Wigley, Dafydd

Wise, Audrey

Wray, Jimmy

Tellers for the Noes: Mr. Alex Salmond and Mr. Cynog Dafis.

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Question accordingly agreed to.

Bill read a Second time, and committed to a Standing Committee, pursuant to Standing Order No. 61 (Committal of Bills).

Madam Speaker: With the leave of the House, I will put the money and the Ways and Means resolutions together.

Mr. Bill Michie (Sheffield, Heeley): No.

Madam Speaker: Does the hon. Gentleman want me to put the questions separately?

Mr. Michie: Yes.

Madam Speaker: In that case, I shall put the question on the money resolution.

GAS BILL [ Money ]

Queen's recommendation having been signified--

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Order [19 December],

That, for the purposes of any Act resulting from the Gas Bill ("the Act"), it is expedient to authorise the payment out of money provided by Parliament of the following, namely--

(a) the remuneration of, and any allowances or pensions payable to or in respect of, persons appointed--

(i) to carry out tests of apparatus and equipment, and tests of gas for the purpose of ascertaining whether it is of or above a declared calorific value;

(ii) to carry out tests of gas for the purpose of ascertaining whether it conforms with any prescribed standards; or

(iii) to examine and stamp, or authorise the stamping of, meters used for ascertaining the quantity of gas supplied through pipes; (b) any increase attributable to the Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other Act. [ Mr. Andrew Mitchell.] The House divided: Ayes 297, Noes 49.

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Ainsworth, Peter (East Surrey)

Aitken, Rt Hon Jonathan

Alexander, Richard

Alison, Rt Hon Michael (Selby)

Allason, Rupert (Torbay)

Alton, David

Amess, David

Ancram, Michael

Arbuthnot, James

Arnold, Jacques (Gravesham)

Arnold, Sir Thomas (Hazel Grv)

Ashby, David

Ashdown, Rt Hon Paddy

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Atkins, Robert

Atkinson, David (Bour'mouth E)

Atkinson, Peter (Hexham)

Baker, Nicholas (North Dorset)

Baldry, Tony

Banks, Matthew (Southport)

Banks, Robert (Harrogate)

Beith, Rt Hon A J

Bellingham, Henry

Bendall, Vivian

Beresford, Sir Paul

Bonsor, Sir Nicholas

Booth, Hartley

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Boswell, Tim

Bottomley, Peter (Eltham)

Bowden, Sir Andrew

Bowis, John

Boyson, Rt Hon Sir Rhodes

Brandreth, Gyles

Brazier, Julian

Bright, Sir Graham

Brooke, Rt Hon Peter

Brown, M (Brigg & Cl'thorpes)

Browning, Mrs Angela

Bruce, Ian (Dorset)

Budgen, Nicholas

Burns, Simon

Burt, Alistair

Butler, Peter

Butterfill, John

Campbell, Menzies (Fife NE)

Carlile, Alexander (Montgomery)

Carlisle, John (Luton North)

Carlisle, Sir Kenneth (Lincoln)

Carrington, Matthew

Carttiss, Michael

Cash, William

Channon, Rt Hon Paul

Chapman, Sydney

Chidgey, David

Clappison, James

Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Ru'clif)

Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey

Coe, Sebastian

Colvin, Michael

Congdon, David

Conway, Derek

Coombs, Anthony (Wyre For'st)

Coombs, Simon (Swindon)

Cope, Rt Hon Sir John

Couchman, James

Cran, James

Currie, Mrs Edwina (S D'by'ire)

Curry, David (Skipton & Ripon)

Davies, Quentin (Stamford)

Davis, David (Boothferry)

Day, Stephen

Deva, Nirj Joseph

Devlin, Tim

Dorrell, Rt Hon Stephen

Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James

Dover, Den

Duncan, Alan

Dunn, Bob

Durant, Sir Anthony

Eggar, Rt Hon Tim

Elletson, Harold

Evans, David (Welwyn Hatfield)

Evans, Jonathan (Brecon)

Evans, Nigel (Ribble Valley)

Evans, Roger (Monmouth)

Evennett, David

Faber, David

Fenner, Dame Peggy

Field, Barry (Isle of Wight)

Fishburn, Dudley

Forman, Nigel

Forsyth, Rt Hon Michael (Stirling)

Forth, Eric

Foster, Don (Bath)

Fox, Dr Liam (Woodspring)

Freeman, Rt Hon Roger

French, Douglas

Fry, Sir Peter

Gale, Roger

Gallie, Phil

Gardiner, Sir George

Garel-Jones, Rt Hon Tristan

Garnier, Edward

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