Planning Bill — National Planning Policy Statement To Include Policies Which Help Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change — 2 Jun 2008 at 21:45
Jim Cousins MP, Newcastle upon Tyne Central voted to require the National Policy Statement to contain policies which contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change.
The majority of MPs voted against requiring the Secretary of State to be satisfied that his National Policy Statement, against which individual planning applications are assessed, contains policies that (taken as a whole) contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change.
As a result of this vote by MPs, National Policy Statements, which are written by the Government to advise the Planning Commission, do not need to consider climate change.
-  National policy statements, Clause 5, Planning Bill, 7 February 2008
-  David Drew MP, House of Commons, 2 June 2008
-  New Clause 1, House of Commons, 2 June 2008
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||163 (+1 tell)||0||85.0%|
|Lab||256 (+2 tell)||24||0||80.3%|
|LDem||0||49 (+1 tell)||0||79.4%|