Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 9 — Moratorium on Onshore Unconventional Petroleum — Review Impacts of Exploitation — 26 Jan 2015 at 17:30

Anna Soubry MP, Broxtowe voted not to ban the exploitation of unconventional petroleum for at least 18 months and not to require a review of the impact of such exploitation on climate change, the environment, the economy, and health and safety be carried out and published.

The majority of MPs voted not to ban the exploitation of unconventional petroleum (including "fracking") for at least 18 months and not to require a review of the impact of such exploitation on climate change, the environment, the economy, and health and safety be carried out and published.

MPs were considering the Infrastructure Bill[1]

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was:

  • ‘(1) All use of land for development consisting of the exploitation of unconventional petroleum in Great Britain shall be discontinued during the relevant period.
  • (2) The Secretary of State must ensure that an independent assessment is undertaken of the exploitation of unconventional petroleum in Great Britain including the use of high volume hydraulic fracturing.
  • (3) The assessment must take account of the impacts of the exploitation of the unconventional petroleum on—
  • (a) climate change;
  • (b) the environment;
  • (c) health and safety; and
  • (d) the economy.
  • (4) The Secretary of State must—
  • (a) consult such persons as the Secretary of State thinks fit; and
  • (b) publish the assessment within the relevant period.
  • (5) For the purposes of subsections (1) to (4)—
  • “relevant period” means a period of not less than 18 months and not more than 30 months commencing on the date two months after Royal Assent;
  • “unconventional petroleum” means petroleum which does not flow readily to the wellbore.
  • (6) In section 3 of the Petroleum Act 1998, at the end of subsection (4) add “and subsection (4A).
  • “(4A) Nothing in this section permits the grant of a licence to search and bore for and get unconventional petroleum in Great Britain during the relevant period.
  • (4B) For the purposes of subsection (4A) “relevant period” and “unconventional petroleum” have the meaning specified in section [Moratorium on onshore unconventional petroleum] of the Infrastructure Act 2015.”

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Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con272 (+1 tell) 6092.1%
DUP1 0012.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 20 (+1 tell)08.1%
LDem33 (+1 tell) 14085.7%
PC0 2066.7%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 5 (+1 tell)0100.0%
UKIP2 00100.0%
Total:308 52056.7%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Tracey CrouchChatham and AylesfordCon (front bench)aye
Zac GoldsmithRichmond ParkCon (front bench)aye
Jason McCartneyColne ValleyCon (front bench)aye
Mark MenziesFyldeCon (front bench)aye
Eric OllerenshawLancaster and FleetwoodConaye
Andrew PercyBrigg and GooleCon (front bench)aye
Norman BakerLewesLDemaye
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North PooleLDem (front bench)aye
Tim FarronWestmorland and LonsdaleLDemaye
Duncan HamesChippenhamLDem (front bench)aye
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDemaye
Mark HunterCheadleLDem (front bench)aye
Julian HuppertCambridgeLDem (front bench)aye
John LeechManchester, WithingtonLDem (front bench)aye
Stephen LloydEastbourneLDemaye
Greg MulhollandLeeds North WestLDem (front bench)aye
Tessa MuntWellsLDem (front bench)aye
Mike ThorntonEastleighLDem (front bench)aye
Mark WilliamsCeredigionLDem (front bench)aye
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)aye

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