Climate Change Bill — Delete principle aim clause — 17 Nov 2008 at 17:41

The majority of the Lords agreed with the House of Commons to delete the first clause from the Climate Change Bill, which read:

  • The principal aim of this Act is to ensure that UK emissions of greenhouse gases do not exceed the level necessary to contribute to limiting the global average temperature increase to not more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
  • The functions under this Act must be exercised with the objective of achieving the principal aim of this Act.

Most of the other Commons amendments were accepted, with some variations made to them.link. Read the debate for further details.

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop4 016.0%
Con5 7 (+2 tell)7.0%
Crossbench19 412.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Lab127 (+2 tell) 059.7%
LDem31 041.3%
UUP0 1100.0%
Total:186 1328.6%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

Sort by: Name | Party | Vote

NamePartyVote
Lord Brougham and Vaux Con (front bench)aye
Lord Colwyn Con (front bench)aye
Lord Hodgson of Astley AbbottsCon (front bench)aye
Lord Howe of AberavonCon (front bench)aye
The Earl of LiverpoolConaye
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Monson Crossbenchno
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchno
Lord Walpole Crossbench (front bench)no

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