High Speed Rail (London — West Midlands) Bill — New Clause 8 — Office of the HS2 Adjudicator to Protect the Environment and Communities — 23 Mar 2016 at 16:16

Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against having an adjudicator to protect the natural environment and communities impacted by the construction and operation of Phase 1 of High Speed 2.

The majority of MPs voted against having an adjudicator to protect the natural environment and communities impacted by the construction and operation of Phase 1 of High Speed 2.

MPs were considering the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill[1].

The proposed new clause rejected in this vote was titled: Office of the HS2 Adjudicator and stated:

  • ‘(1) There is to be a body corporate known as the Office of the HS2 Adjudicator hereinafter referred to as “the Adjudicator”.
  • (2) Schedule [Adjudicator: status and funding] (which makes further provision about the Adjudicator) shall have effect.
  • (3) The Adjudicator has the functions conferred on it by or under any enactment.
  • (4) Those functions include—
  • (a) enforced functions
  • (b) inspection functions,
  • (c) information functions.
  • (5) The main objective of the Adjudicator in performing its functions is to protect the natural environment and communities impacted by the construction and operation of Phase 1 of High Speed 2.
  • (6) The Adjudicator is to perform its functions for the general purpose of securing—
  • (a) the minimisation of adverse impacts on communities and the natural environment situated in locations affected by the construction or operation of Phase 1 of HS2,
  • (b) the provision of additional mitigation measures in the event the environmental impacts of the operation of HS2 are worse than as set out in the environmental statement prepared in accordance with section 66(4).

==

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
Con242 (+2 tell) 20 (+2 tell)080.6%
DUP2 0025.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Lab0 1104.8%
LDem0 4050.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
UKIP0 10100.0%
UUP0 20100.0%
Total:244 43049.6%

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
Adam AfriyieWindsorCon (front bench)aye
Steven BakerWycombeCon (front bench)aye
Peter BoneWellingboroughCon (front bench)aye
Graham BradyAltrincham and Sale WestCon (front bench)aye
Andrew BridgenNorth West LeicestershireCon (front bench)tellaye
Bill CashStoneCon (front bench)aye
Michael FabricantLichfieldCon (front bench)aye
Cheryl GillanChesham and AmershamCon (front bench)aye
Dominic GrieveBeaconsfieldCon (front bench)aye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Jeremy LefroyStaffordCon (front bench)aye
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and ShorehamCon (front bench)aye
Anne MainSt AlbansCon (front bench)tellaye
David NuttallBury NorthCon (front bench)aye
Victoria PrentisBanburyCon (front bench)aye
John RedwoodWokinghamConaye
Laurence RobertsonTewkesburyCon (front bench)aye
Caroline SpelmanMeridenCon (front bench)aye
Craig TraceyNorth WarwickshireCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Chris WhiteWarwick and LeamingtonCon (front bench)aye

About the Project

The Public Whip is a not-for-profit, open source website created in 2003 by Francis Irving and Julian Todd and now run by Bairwell Ltd.

There are lots of plans afoot, including extensive redevelopment of the site and plans for new functionality. To keep up with what's happening, please check out the blog. We're working on updating all the contact details throughout the site, but if you'd like to talk to us about the project, please email [email protected]

The Whip on the Web

Advertisement - Helping keeping PublicWhip alive