National Planning Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation — 18 Jul 2011 at 21:00
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to approve the principle of building new nuclear power stations on sites at Bradwell, Hartlepool, Heysham, Hinkley Point, Oldbury, Sizewell, Sellafield and Wylfa.
The majority of MPs approved the National Planning Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation against which applications for nuclear power stations would be assessed. The document includes a list of sites the Government assessed to be potentially suitable for such development before the end of 2025, which were:
- Hinkley Point;
- Sellafield; and
The text of the approved motion was:
- That this House takes note of and approves the National Policy Statement for Nuclear Power Generation (EN-6), which was laid before this House on 23 June.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
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||261 (+2 tell)||1||0||86.3%|
|Lab||1||8 (+1 tell)||0||3.9%|
|SNP||0||0 (+1 tell)||0||16.7%|
|Zac Goldsmith||Richmond Park||Con (front bench)||no|
|Albert Owen||Ynys Môn||Lab (minister)||aye|
|Mike Hancock||Portsmouth South||whilst LDem (front bench)||both|