Appendix 5
House of Commons three-day debate – April 1975
in The British political elite and Europe, 1959–1984

Appendix 5
House of Commons three-day debate – April 1975

House of Commons three-day debate 7–9 April 1975 on the Labour government's recommendation to continue Britain's membership of the EEC

Ayes

Abse, Leo (Lab)

Adley, Robert (Con)

Aitken, Jonathan (Con)

Amery, Julian (Con)

Anderson, Donald (Lib)

Armstrong, Ernest (Lab)

Arnold, Tom (Con)

Ashley, Jack (Lab)

Atkins, Humphrey (Con)

Awdry, Daniel (Con)

Bagier, Gordon (Lab)

Baker, Kenneth (Con)

Banks, Robert (Con)

Barnett, Joel (Lab)

Beith, Alan James (Lib)

Bennett, Sir Frederic (Con)

Bennett, Dr Reginald (Con)

Benyon, William (Con)

Berry, Anthony (Con)

Biggs-Davison, John (Con)

Bishop, Edward Stanley (Con)

Blaker, Peter (Con)

Blenkinsop, Arthur (Lab)

Boardman, Harold (Lab)

Boscawen, Robert (Con)

Bottomley, Arthur (Lab)

Bowden, Andrew (Con)

Boyden, James (Lab)

Boyson, Dr Rhodes (Con)

Bradley, Tom (Lab)

Bray, Dr Jeremy (Lab)

Brittan, Leon (Con)

Brotherton, Michael (Con)

Broughton, Sir Alfred (Lab)

Brown, Sir Edward (Con)

Brown, Hugh D. (Lab)

Brown, Robert C. (Lab)

Brown, Ronald (Lab)

Bryan, Sir Paul (Con)

Buchanan, Richard (Lab)

Buchanan-Smith, Alick (Con)

Buck, Antony (Con)

Budgen, Nick (Con)

Bulmer, Esmond (Con)

Burden, Frederick Frank Arthur (Con)

Butler, Adam (Con)

Callaghan, James (Lab) (Cardiff SE)

Cant, Robert Bowen (Lab)

Carlisle, Mark (Con)

Carr, Robert (Con)

Carter, Ray (Lab)

Cartwright, John (Lab)

Chalker, Lynda (Con)

Channon, Paul (Con)

Churchill, Winston S. (Con)

Clark, William (Con)

Clarke, Kenneth (Con)

Clegg, Walter (Con)

Cockcroft, John (Con)

Cohen, Stanley (Lab)

Coleman, Donald (Lab)

Cooke, Robert (Con)

Cope, John (Con)

Cordle, John H. (Con)

Cormack, Patrick (Con)

Corrie, John (Con)

Costain, Albert (Con)

Craigen, James Mark (Lab)

Crawshaw, Richard (Lab)

Critchley, Julian (Con)

Cronin, John (Lab)

Crosland, Anthony (Lab)

Crouch, David (Con)

Crowder, Frederick Petre (Con)

Cunningham, Dr Jack (Lab)

Davies, Ifor (Lab)

Davies, John (Con)

Dean, Paul (Con)

de Freitas, Sir Geoffrey (Lab)

Delargy, Hugh (Lab)

Dell, Edmund (Lab)

Dodsworth, Geoffrey (Con)

Doig, Peter (Lab)

Douglas-Hamilton, Lord James (Con)

Drayson, Burnaby (Con)

Duffy, Albert Edward Patrick (Lab)

Dunn, James A. (Lab)

Dunnett, Jack (Lab)

Durant, Tony (Con)

Dykes, Hugh (Con)

Edelman, Maurice (Lab)

Eden, Sir John (Con)

Edwards, Nicholas (Con)

Elliott, Sir William (Con)

Ellis, Tom (Lab)

Emery, Peter (Con)

Ennals, David (Lab)

Eyre, Reginald (Con)

Fairbairn, Nicholas (Con)

Fairgrieve, Russell (Con)

Fell, Anthony (Con)

Finsberg, Geoffrey (Con)

Fisher, Sir Nigel (Con)

Fitch, Alan (Lab)

Fletcher, Alex (Con)

Fletcher-Cooke, Charles (Con)

Ford, Ben (Lab)

Fowler, Gerald (Lab)

Fowler, Norman (Con)

Fox, Marcus (Con)

Fraser, Hugh (Con)

Freud, Clement (Lib)

Fry, Peter (Con)

Galbraith, Thomas Galloway Dunlop (U)

Gardner, Edward (Con)

Garrett, John (Lab)

Gilmour, Ian (Con)

Gilmour, Sir John (Con)

Ginsburg, David (Lab)

Glyn, Dr Alan (Con)

Godber, Joseph (Con)

Golding, John (Lab)

Goodhart, Philip (Con)

Goodhew, Victor (Con)

Goodlad, Alastair (Con)

Gorst, John (Con)

Gow, Ian (Con)

Gower, Sir Raymond (Con)

Graham, Ted (Lab)

Grant, Anthony (Con)

Grant, George (Lab)

Grant, John (Lab)

Gray, Hamish (Con)

Grieve, Percy (Con)

Grimond, Joseph (Lib)

Grist, Ian (Con)

Grylls, Michael (Con)

Hall, Sir John (Con)

Hall-Davis, Alfred George Fletcher (Con)

Hamilton, Michael (Con)

Hamilton, William Winter (Lab)

Hampson, Dr Keith (Con)

Hannam, John (Con)

Harrison, Col Sir Harwood (Con)

Harvie Anderson, Margaret Betty (Con)

Hastings, Stephen (Con)

Hattersley, Roy (Lab)

Havers, Sir Michael (Con)

Hayhoe, Barney (Con)

Hayman, Helene (Lab)

Healey, Denis (Lab)

Heath, Edward (Con)

Heseltine, Michael (Con)

Hicks, Robert (Con)

Higgins, Terence L. (Con)

Holland, Philip (Con)

Hooson, Emlyn (Lib)

Horam, John (Lab)

Hordern, Peter (Con)

Howe, Sir Geoffrey (Con)

Howell, David (Con)

Howell, Denis (Lab)

Howell, Ralph (Con)

Howells, Geraint (Lib)

Hughes, Cledwyn (Lab)

Hurd, Douglas (Con)

Irvine, Bryant Ciodman (Con)

Irving, Charles (Con)

Irving, Sydney (Lab)

Jackson, Colin (Lab)

James, David (Con)

Janner, Greville (Lab)

Jenkin, Patrick (Con)

Jenkins, Roy (Lab)

Johnson, James (Lab)

Johnson, Walter (Lab)

Johnson Smith, G. (Con)

Johnston, Russell (Lib)

Jones, Arthur (Con)

Jones, Barry (Lab)

Jones, Dan (Lab)

Jopling, Michael (Con)

Joseph, Sir Keith (Con)

Kalberry, Sir Donald (Con)

Kellett-Bowman, Elaine (Con)

Kershaw, Anthony (Con)

Kimball, Marcus (Con)

King, Evelyn (Con)

King, Tom (Con)

Kirk, Peter (Con)

Kitson, Sir Timothy (Con)

Knight, Jill (Con)

Knox, David (Con)

Lamborn, Harry (Lab)

Lamont, Norman (Con)

Lane, David (Con)

Langford-Holt, Sir John (Con)

Latham, Michael (Con)

Lawrence, Ivan (Con)

Lawson, Nigel (Con)

Le Marchant, Spencer (Con)

Lester, Jim (Con)

Lever, Harold (Lab)

Lewis, Kenneth (Con)

Lloyd, Ian (Con)

Lomas, Kenneth (Lab)

Loveridge, John (Con)

Luard, Evan (Lab)

Luce, Richard (Con)

Lyon, Alexander (Lab)

Lyons, Edward (Lab)

Mabon, Dr J. Dickson (Lab)

Macfarlane, Neil (Con)

MacFarquhar, Roderick (Lab)

MacGregor, John (Con)

Mackenzie, Gregor (Lab)

Mackintosh, John P. (Lab)

Maclennan, Robert (Lab)

Macmillan, Maurice (Con)

Madel, David (Con)

Magee, Bryan (Lab)

Mahon, Simon (Lab)

Mallalieu, Joseph Percival William (Lab)

Marks, Kenneth (Lab)

Marquand, David (Lab)

Mason, Roy (Lab)

Mates, Michael (Con)

Mather, Carol (Con)

Maude, Angus (Con)

Maudling, Reginald (Con)

Mawby, Ray (Con)

Maxwell-Hyslop, Robin (Con)

Mayhew, Patrick (Con)

McCrindle, Robert (Con)

McGuire, Michael (Lab)

McNair-Wilson, Michael (Con)

McNair-Wilson, Patrick (Con)

Mellish, Robert (Lab)

Meyer, Sir Anthony (Con)

Millan, Bruce (Lab)

Miller, Hilary (Con)

Mills, Peter (Con)

Miscampbell, Norman (Con)

Mitchell, David (Con)

Monro, Hector (Con)

Montgomery, Fergus (Con)

Moonman, Eric (Lab)

Moore, John (Con)

Morgan-Giles, Rear-Admiral Charles (Con)

Morris, John (Lab)

Morris, Michael (Con)

Morrison, Charles (Con)

Morrison, Peter (Con)

Neave, Airey (Con)

Nelson, Anthony (Con)

Neubert, Michael (Con)

Newton, Tony (Con)

Normanton, Tom (Con)

Nott, John (Con)

Oakes, Gordon (Lab)

Ogden, Eric (Lab)

Onslow, Cranley (Con)

Oppenheim, Sally (Con)

Osborn, John (Con)

Owen, Dr David (Lab)

Padley, Walter (Lab)

Page, John (Con)

Page, Rodney Graham (Con)

Palmer, Arthur (Con)

Pardoe, John (Lib)

Parker, John (Lab)

Parkinson, Cecil (Con)

Pattie, Geoffrey (Con)

Peart, Fred (Lab)

Penhaligon, David (Lib)

Percival, Ian (Con)

Perry, Ernest (Lab)

Peyton, John (Con)

Phipps, Dr Colin (Lab)

Pink, Ralph Bonner (Con)

Prentice, Reg (Lab)

Price, David (Con)

Price, William (Lab)

Prior, James (Con)

Pym, Francis (Con)

Radice, Giles (Lab)

Raison, Timothy (Con)

Rathbone, Tim (Con)

Rawlinson, Sir Peter (Con)

Rees, Merlyn (Lab)

Rees, Peter (Con)

Rees-Davies, William Rupert (Con)

Renton, Sir David (Con)

Renton, Tim (Con)

Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon (Con)

Ridsdale, Julian (Con)

Rifkind, Malcolm (Con)

Rippon, Geoffrey (Con)

Roberts, Albert (Lab)

Roberts, Michael (Con)

Rodgers, Sir John (Con)

Roper, John (Lab)

Rose, Paul B. (Lab)

Rose, Stephen (Lib)

Rossi, Hugh (Con)

Rost, Peter (Con)

Rowlands, Ted (Lab)

Royle, Sir Anthony (Con)

Sandelson, Neville (Lab)

Scott, Nicholas (Con)

Scott-Hopkins, James (Con)

Shaw, Giles (Con)

Shaw, Michael (Con)

Sheldon, Robert (Lab)

Shelton, William (Con)

Shepherd, Colin (Con)

Shersby, Michael (Con)

Short, Edward (Lab)

Silkin, Samuel Charles (Lab)

Silvester, Fred (Con)

Sims, Roger (Con)

Sinclair, Sir George (Con)

Skeet, Trevor Herbert Harry (Con)

Small, William (Lab)

Smith, Dudley (Con)

Smith, John (Lab)

Speed, Keith (Con)

Spicer, Jim (Con)

Spicer, Michael (Con)

Sproat, Iain (Con)

St John-Stevas, Norman (Con)

Stainton, Keith (Con)

Stanbrook, Ivor (Con)

Stanley, John (Con)

Steel, David (Lib)

Steen, Anthony (Con)

Stewart, Ian (Con)

Stewart, Michael (Lab)

Stokes, John (Con)

Strang, Gavin (Lab)

Strauss, George Russell (Lab)

Summerskill, Dr Shirley (Lab)

Tapsell, Peter (Con)

Taylor, Robert (Con)

Tebbit, Norman (Con)

Temple-Morris, Peter (Con)

Thatcher, Margaret (Con)

Thomas, Jeffrey (Con)

Thomas, John Stradling (Con)

Thomas, Mike (Lab)

Thomas, Peter (Con)

Thorpe, Jeremy (Lib)

Tinn, James (Lab)

Tomlinson, John (Lab)

Tomney, Frank (Lab)

Tugendhat, Christopher (Con)

Van Straubenzee, William Radcliffe (Con)

Vaughan, Dr Gerard (Con)

Viggers, Peter (Con)

Wainwright, Edwin (Lab)

Wakeham, John (Con)

Walden, Brian (Lab)

Walder, David (Con)

Walker, Peter (Con)

Walker-Smith, Sir Derek (Con)

Wall, Patrick (Con)

Walters, Dennis (Con)

Ward, Michael (Lab)

Watkins, David (Lab)

Weatherill, Bernard (Con)

Wellbeloved, James (Lab)

Wells, John (Con)

White, Frank R. (Lab)

White, James (Lab)

Whitehead, Phillip (Lab)

Whitelaw, William (Con)

Whitlock, William (Lab)

Wiggin, Jerry (Con)

Willey, Frederick (Lab)

Williams, Alan (Lab)

Williams, Alan Lee (Lab)

Williams, Shirley (Lab)

Wilson, Harold (Lab)

Winterton, Nicholas (Con)

Wood, Richard (Con)

Wrigglesworth, Ian (Lab)

Young, Sir George (Con)

Younger, George (Con)

Noes

Ashton, Joe (Lab)

Atkins, Ronald (Lab)

Atkinson, Norman (Lab)

Bain, Margaret (SNP)

Barnett, Guy (Lab)

Bates, Alf (Lab)

Bell, Ronald (Con)

Benn, Anthony Wedgwood (Lab)

Bennett, Andrew (Lab)

Bidwell, Sydney (Lab)

Biffen, John (Con)

Body, Richard (Con)

Booth, Albert (Lab)

Buchan, Norman (Lab)

Butler, Joyce (Lab)

Callaghan, Jim (Lab) (Middleton & Prestwich)

Campbell, Ian (Lab)

Carmichael, Neil (Lab)

Carson, John (UUUC)

Carter-Jones, Lewis (Lab)

Castle, Barbara (Lab)

Clark, Alan (Con)

Clemitson, Ivor (Lab)

Cocks, Michael (Lab)

Colquhoun, Maureen (Lab)

Cook, Robin (Lab)

Corbett, Robin (Lab)

Cox, Thomas (Lab)

Crawford, Douglas (Scot Nat)

Cryer, Bob (Lab)

Cunningham, George (Lab)

Davies, Bryan (Lab)

Davies, Denzil (Lab)

Davis, Clinton (Lab)

Dean, Joseph (Lab)

Dempsey, James (Lab)

Douglas-Mann, Bruce (Lab)

Dunlop, John (UUUC)

Dunwoody, Gwyneth (Lab)

Eadie, Alex (Lab)

Edge, Geoff (Lab)

Ellis, John (Lab)

English, Michael (Lab)

Evans, Fred (Lab)

Evans, Gwynfor (PC)

Evans, Ioan (Lab)

Evans, John (Lab)

Ewing, Harry (Lab)

Ewing, Winifred (Scot Nat)

Fernyhough, Ernest (Lab)

Flannery, Martin (Lab)

Fletcher, Ted (Lab)

Foot, Michael (Lab)

Forrester, John (Lab)

Fraser, John (Lab)

Freeson, Reginald (Lab)

Garrett, William Edward (Lab)

George, Bruce (Lab)

Gilbert, Dr John (Lab)

Gould, Bryan (Lab)

Gourlay, Harry (Lab)

Halton, Frank (Lab)

Hamilton, James (Lab)

Hardy, Peter (Lab)

Harrison, Walter (Lab)

Hart, Judith (Lab)

Heffer, Eric (Lab)

Henderson, Douglas (Scot Nat)

Hooley, Frank (Lab)

Hoyle, Doug (Lab)

Huckfield, Les (Lab)

Hughes, Mark (Lab)

Hughes, Robert (Lab)

Hughes, Roy (Lab)

Hunter, Adam (Lab)

Hutchison, Michael Clark (U)

Irvine, Sir Arthur (Lab)

Jackson, Margaret (Lab)

Jay, Douglas (Lab)

Jenkins, Hugh (Lab)

John, Brynmor (Lab)

Jones, Alec (Lab)

Judd, Frank (Lab)

Kaufman, Gerald (Lab)

Kelley, Richard (Lab)

Kerr, Russell (Lab)

Kilroy-Silk, Robert (Lab)

Lambie, David (Lab)

Lamond, James (Lab)

Latham, Arthur (Lab)

Leadbitter, Ted (Lab)

Lestor, Joan (Lab)

Lewis, Arthur (Lab)

Lewis, Ron (Lab)

Lipton, Marcus (Lab)

Litterick, Tom (Lab)

Loyden, Eddie (Lab)

MacCormick, Iain (Scot Nat)

Madden, Max (Lab)

Marshall, Dr Edmund (Lab)

Marten, Neil (Con)

Maynard, Joan (Lab)

McCusker, Harold (UU)

McElhone, Frank (Lab)

McMillan, Tom (Lab)

McNamara, Kevin (Lab)

Meacher, Michael (Lab)

Mikardo, Ian (Lab)

Miller, Dr Maurice Solomon (Lab)

Miller, Millie (Lab)

Molloy, William (Lab)

Molyneaux, James (UUUC)

Newens, Stanley (Lab)

Noble, Mike (Lab)

O’Halloran, Michael (Lab)

O’Malley, Brian (Lab)

Orbach, Maurice (Lab)

Orme, Stanley (Lab)

Ovenden, John (Lab)

Pavitt, Laurie (Lab)

Pendry, Tom (Lab)

Powell, Enoch (Con)

Prescott, John (Lab)

Price, Christopher (Lab)

Reid, George (Scot Nat)

Richardson, Jo (Lab)

Roberts, Gwilym (Lab)

Robertson, John (Lab)

Roderick, Caerwyn (Lab)

Rodgers, George (Lab)

Rooker, Jeffrey William (Lab)

Ross, William (Lab)

Ross, William (UUUC)

Ryman, John (Lab)

Sedgemore, Brian (Lab)

Selby, Harry (Lab)

Shaw, Arnold (Lab)

Shore, Peter (Lab)

Short, Renee (Lab)

Silkin, John (Lab)

Silverman, Julius (Lab)

Skinner, Dennis (Lab)

Snape, Peter (Lab)

Spriggs, Leslie (Lab)

Stallard, Albert William (Lab)

Stewart, Donald (Scot Nat)

Stoddart, David (Lab)

Stott, Roger (Lab)

Swain, Thomas (Lab)

Taylor, Teddy (Con)

Thomas, Dafydd (PC)

Thomas, Ron (Lab)

Thompson, George (Scot Nat)

Thorne, Stan (Lab)

Tierney, Sydney (Lab)

Torney, Tom (Lab)

Urwin, Thomas W. (Lab)

Varley, Eric (Lab)

Walker, Harold (Lab)

Watkinson, John (Lab)

Watt, Hamish (Scot Nat)

Weetch, Ken (Lab)

Weitzman, David (Lab)

Welsh, Andrew (Scot Nat)

Wilson, Alexander (Lab)

Wilson, Gordon (Scot Nat)

Wilson, William (Lab)

Wise, Audrey (Lab)

Woof, Robert (Lab)

Ayes 396, Noes 170

Source: Hansard, 9 April 1975, Vol. 889, cc. 1243–371

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