Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) — 28 Oct 2008 at 21:58
The overwhelming majority of MPs voted to give the Climate Change Bill its Third Reading, which sends it back to the House of Lords for further deliberation.
Owing to the lack of time, a final raft of amendments were passed without a vote and with little discussion. In particular, these included Amendment 72 that allowed for aviation and shipping to considered when advising the carbon emissions budget, and Amendment 3 which would abolish the official avenue for an excuse for not including aviation by deleting the second provision in the following clause
- The Secretary of State must, before the end of the period of five years beginning with the passing of this Act --
- make provision by regulations as to the circumstances in which, and the extent to which, emissions from international aviation or international shipping are to be regarded for the purposes of this Part as emissions from sources in the United Kingdom, or
- lay before Parliament a report explaining why regulations making such provision have not been made.
(This needs verification as it does not appear in the Clause 29 section in Hansard.)
-  Clause 10 - Matters to be taken into account in connection with carbon budgets, House of Commons, 28 October 2008
-  Joan Ruddock MP, House of Commons, 28 October 2008
-  Emissions from international aviation or international shipping - Clause 29, Climate Change Bill
-  Clause 1 - The target for 2050, House of Commons, 28 October 2008
-  Climate Change Bill - Target for 2050 is 80% - rejected, House of Lords Division, 25 February 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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||131||3 (+2 tell)||0||70.5%|
|Lab||261 (+2 tell)||0||0||75.4%|
|Peter Lilley||Hitchin and Harpenden||Con||no|
|Ann Widdecombe||Maidstone and The Weald||Con||tellno|