Nuclear Power — Will be addressed on its own merits — 22 Oct 2002 at 22:00
Mr Jim Murphy MP, East Renfrewshire voted with the majority (Teller for the Ayes).
The majority of MPs voted for the motion:
- This House
- welcomes the publication earlier this year of the Performance and Innovation Unit's review of the strategic issues surrounding energy policy for Great Britain up to 2050;
- welcomes the Government's commitment to publish an Energy White Paper in the New Year setting out a long-term framework for energy policy following its recent extensive and innovative public consultation on energy issues;
- understands that British Energy's problems, and those of certain other players, are about companies rather than a way of generating electricity and welcomes the speed with which the market can respond to protect the interests of consumers;
- recognizes that the future of nuclear power in the UK is a question that has to be addressed on its own merits, not in the light of a particular set of circumstances surrounding a particular private sector company;
- further recognizes that it is not the responsibility of Government to bail out electricity suppliers unless it threatens safety or security of electricity supplies; and
- welcomes the work Government has done to promote sustainable energy use in terms of energy use reductions and to promote the development of renewable energy.
This replaced a previous motion that had been voted down by the majority of MPs.
-  Brian Wilson MP, House of Commons, 22 October 2002
-  Energy Review, Performance and Innovation Unit, February 2002
-  Nuclear Power - Not competitive - rejected, House of Commons, 2002
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.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||287 (+2 tell)||0||0||70.5%|
|LDem||0||42 (+2 tell)||0||83.0%|