Opposition Day — Loans and Grants for Heating and Insulation — Energy Saving — Carbon Emissions Reductions — 16 Jan 2013 at 18:50
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against government loans for energy saving measures being offered on fair and affordable terms; against energy companies complying with their obligations to deliver energy saving measures to low income households and complying with their carbon emissions targets; and against extending the Warm Front scheme of grants for heating systems and insulation.
The majority of MPs voted against ensuring the Green Deal scheme of loans for energy saving measures is fair and affordable and against ensuring action is taken against energy companies not meeting their obligations under the Community Energy Saving Programme or Carbon Emissions Reduction Target and to against extending the deadline for the Warm Front scheme which offered grants for heating systems and insulation.
The text of the rejected motion was:
- That this House
- notes that the typical annual dual fuel energy bill has now hit a record high of £1,400;
- notes with concern the warning from the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group that 300,000 extra households could be pushed into fuel poverty this winter;
- further notes analysis by National Energy Action which shows that support for fuel poor and low income households will fall dramatically under the Energy Company Obligation;
- believes that the most sustainable way for households to cut their energy bills is to make their homes more energy efficient; and
- calls on the Government to ensure that the Green Deal is offered on fair terms and at affordable interest rates to the public, without punitive upfront assessment fees or early repayment fines, to ensure that appropriate action is taken against energy companies that have not met their obligations under the Community Energy Saving Programme or the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target, and to extend the deadline for Warm Front until the full budget for 2012-13 has been committed to expenditure.
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||262 (+1 tell)||0||0||86.2%|
|Lab||0||224 (+2 tell)||0||87.6%|
|LDem||52 (+1 tell)||0||0||93.0%|