Energy Bill — Third Reading — 4 Jun 2013 at 18:54
Geoffrey Cox MP, Torridge and West Devon voted to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources.
The majority of MPs voted to approve the Energy Bill as it stood at the time of the vote and to allow it to continue on its path to becoming law.
The key elements of the Bill are:
- Reform of the energy market with "regard" to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, considering costs to consumers and an EU target of 15% of UK energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2020.
- To give the Secretary of State the power to subsidise electricity generation using renewable, nuclear and carbon capture and storage technologies.
- To set out the role of the Office for Nuclear Regulation.
- To make provisions relating to the operation of the government pipe-line and storage system.
- To introduce "consumer redress orders" to provide redress to consumers who suffer loss, damage or inconvenience as a result of a breach licence conditions or other relevant regulatory requirement.
- To enable the state to charge prospective nuclear operators for work related to assessing submitted "funded decommissioning programmes".
-  Parliament's webpage on the Energy Bill (now the Energy Act 2013)
-  Explanatory Notes to the Energy Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 29th November 2012
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||218 (+1 tell)||5 (+2 tell)||0||74.1%|
|LDem||42 (+1 tell)||0||0||76.8%|
|Brian Binley||Northampton South||Con (front bench)||no|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||no|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||no|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||tellno|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||no|
|Mark Reckless||Rochester and Strood||Con (front bench)||no|
|Sammy Wilson||East Antrim||DUP (front bench)||no|
|Paul Flynn||Newport West||Lab (minister)||no|
|Andrew Smith||Oxford East||Lab||no|