Energy Bill — New Clause 1 — Purpose of Green Deal Loans — 14 Sep 2011 at 18:00
The majority of MPs voted against explaining in law the purpose of the Green Deal system of loans for energy efficiency improvements to be repaid by future bill-payers for the property.
MPs were considering the Energy Bill. Part 1 of the Energy Bill introduced the "Green Deal" scheme for loans for energy efficiency improvements to be repaid by future bill-payers for the property.
Moving the rejected new clause Luciana Berger MP stated:
- Labour’s new clauses 1 and 2 would address the lack of clarity in the Bill, better define the purpose of the green deal and ensure that businesses have the clarity and confidence they need in the green deal scheme.
The text of the rejected new clause was:
- (1) The principal purpose of this Part is to deliver energy savings from the building stock which will make commensurate contributions to—
- (a) the fulfilment by the Secretary of State of the duties under section 1(1) (reduction of net UK carbon account by 2050) and section 4(1)(b)(carbon budgets) of the Climate Change Act 2008; and
- (b) the elimination of fuel poverty by the target date required by section 2(2)(d) of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000.
- (2) In performing functions under this Part the Secretary of State will have regard to—
- (a) the principal purpose set out in subsection (1) above, and
- (b) the recommendations from time to time of the Committee on Climate Change where these are adopted by the Secretary of State.’.—(
- That the clause be read a Second time.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Energy Bill (Now the Energy Act 2011)
-  Luciana Berger MP, (Liverpool Wavertree, Labour), House of Commons, 14 September 2011
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 (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||247 (+1 tell)||0||0||81.0%|
|Lab||0||215 (+2 tell)||0||84.1%|
|LDem||48 (+1 tell)||0||0||86.0%|
|Jeffrey M. Donaldson||Lagan Valley||DUP (front bench)||aye|
|Jim Shannon||Strangford||DUP (front bench)||aye|