Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) — 28 Oct 2008 at 21:58

The overwhelming majority of MPs voted to give the Climate Change Bill its Third Reading, which sends it back to the House of Lords for further deliberation.

Owing to the lack of time, a final raft of amendments were passed without a vote and with little discussion. In particular, these included Amendment 72[1] that allowed for aviation and shipping to considered when advising the carbon emissions budget,[2] and Amendment 3 which would abolish the official avenue for an excuse for not including aviation by deleting the second provision in the following clause

  • The Secretary of State must, before the end of the period of five years beginning with the passing of this Act --
  • make provision by regulations as to the circumstances in which, and the extent to which, emissions from international aviation or international shipping are to be regarded for the purposes of this Part as emissions from sources in the United Kingdom, or
  • lay before Parliament a report explaining why regulations making such provision have not been made.[3]

(This needs verification as it does not appear in the Clause 29 section in Hansard.)

Also, the target for cuts was revised from 60% to 80%,[4] which was an issue that had been lost in the House of Lords earlier in the process.[5]

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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 (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con131 3 (+2 tell)070.5%
DUP5 0055.6%
Independent3 0060.0%
Independent Labour1 00100.0%
Lab261 (+2 tell) 0075.4%
LDem52 0082.5%
PC2 0066.7%
SDLP1 0033.3%
SNP6 0085.7%
UKIP1 00100.0%
Total:463 3074.1%

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

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Christopher ChopeChristchurchCon (front bench)no
Philip DaviesShipleyContellno
Peter LilleyHitchin and HarpendenConno
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)no
Ann WiddecombeMaidstone and The WealdContellno

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