Energy Bill — Enabling Carbon Dioxide Emissions Limits to be Applied to Stations Which Fit Pollution Abatement Equipment — 4 Dec 2013 at 15:15
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against allowing carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment.
The majority of MPs voted against allowing carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment.
MPs were considering the Energy Bill
The text of the motion approved in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 105.
Lords amendment 105 which was rejected as a result of this vote stated:
- Page 125, line 3, at end insert—
- “(iii) substantial pollution abatement equipment dealing with oxides of sulphur, oxides of nitrogen, heavy metal emissions or particles is fitted to the generating station.”
This would been added to Schedule 4 of the Bill with the effect of allowing the carbon dioxide limit applying to a station to be changed by the Secretary of State following the installation of pollution abatement equipment dealing with the substances listed in the amendment.
The explanatory notes to the Lords amendments add, in relation to the rejected amendment 105, that:
- this amendment would confer power to make regulations which would have the effect of bringing existing coal-fired power stations within the ambit of the duty in future.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Energy Bill (Now the Energy Act 2013)
-  Page of Lords amendments to the Energy Bill containing amendment 105
-  Schedule 4 of the version of the Energy Bill to which the Lords amendment would have had effect
-  Explanatory notes to the Lords amendments to the Energy Bill
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||266 (+1 tell)||0||0||87.5%|
|Lab||0||219 (+2 tell)||0||85.7%|
|LDem||45 (+1 tell)||4||0||89.3%|
|Julian Huppert||Cambridge||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Roger Williams||Brecon and Radnorshire||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Simon Wright||Norwich South||LDem (front bench)||no|