Energy Bill — 22 Oct 2008 at 17:47
Consideration of amendments on Report resumed.
moved Amendment No. 4:
After Clause 37, insert the following new Clause-
"Heat from deep geothermal sources
(1) The Secretary of State may make regulations putting into place for the United Kingdom a licensing system for the exploitation of heat from deep geothermal sources for both the direct use of that heat and for the generation of electricity.
(2) The licensing regime shall be determined after a period of consultation by the Secretary of State with industry, geological experts, local authorities, energy producers and other interested parties.
(3) The licences shall relate to-
(a) those areas of the United Kingdom deemed by the Secretary of State to have potential for the exploitation of deep geothermal heat, and(b) individual geographically delineated areas of land, to be known as "tenements"."
On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 4) shall be agreed to?
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 73; Not-Contents, 144.
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|
|Lab||129 (+2 tell)||0||60.4%|
|LDem||0||40 (+2 tell)||55.3%|
|Jay of Ewelme||Crossbench||no|
|Patel of Bradford||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Robertson of Port Ellen||Crossbench||no|
|St John of Bletso||Crossbench||no|
|Stevens of Kirkwhelpington||Crossbench||no|
|Young of Hornsey||Crossbench||no|