Tackling Climate Change — 12 Oct 2005 at 18:49
The majority of MPs voted against the motion, which read:
- This House
- regrets the Prime Minister's apparent willingness to abandon the effort to achieve a second Kyoto agreement; and
- calls upon the Government to implement a system of independent monitoring which will assist governments in achieving the Royal Commission's target reduction in emissions by 2050
In its place, an alternative motion was proposed, which read:
- This House
- congratulates the UK Government on the unparalleled leadership it has shown in raising the issue of climate change up the international agenda;
- welcomes the outcomes of the G8 Summit in July in Gleneagles and the UK's achievements in establishing a new momentum in international discussion on climate change;
- further welcomes the Government's commitment to work towards agreement on the long-term goals and action needed to stabilise the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the UK's commitment to seek further international action through the EU Presidency, the first meeting of the G8 dialogue on 1st November and the Montreal meeting in December;
- commends the Labour Party for its continuing objective to reduce emissions by 20 per cent. by 2010; and
- welcomes any support for measures that will actually reduce UK emissions.
which passed without a further vote.
-  Oliver Letwin MP (Con), House of Commons, 12 October 2005
-  Margaret Beckett MP (Lab), House of Commons, 12 October 2005
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||159 (+2 tell)||0||82.1%|
|Lab||305 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.7%|