Climate Change Bill — Minister to prepare policy — rejected — 31 Mar 2008 at 17:09
A small majority of Lords voted against directing to Secretary of State:
- To prepare such proposals and policies (including the setting of five year budgets) as he reasonably considers will
- ensure that the net UK carbon account for the year 2050 is at least 60% lower than the 1990 baseline, and
- enable the carbon budgets that have been set under this Act to be met.
Without this amendment, the Secretary of State has only a
- duty to ensure that the net UK carbon account for the year 2050 is at least 60% lower than the 1990 baseline
but does not need to prepare proposals, policies, or set five year budgets.
-  Lord Crickhowel, House of Lords, 31 March 2008.
-  Climate Change Bill, Clause 2, House of Lords.
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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Not-Content)||Minority (Content)||Turnout|
|Con||0||65 (+2 tell)||32.7%|
|Lab||113 (+2 tell)||3||53.9%|
|Carey of Clifton||Crossbench||no|
|Craig of Radley||Crossbench||no|
|Jay of Ewelme||Crossbench||no|
|Masham of Ilton||Crossbench||no|
|Stevens of Kirkwhelpington||Crossbench||no|
|Williamson of Horton||Crossbench||no|
|Young of Hornsey||Crossbench||no|
|Kennedy of The Shaws||Lab||aye|