Energy Bill — New Clause 1 — Purpose of Green Deal Loans — 14 Sep 2011 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted against explaining in law the purpose of the Green Deal system of loans for energy efficiency improvements to be repaid by future bill-payers for the property.

MPs were considering the Energy Bill[1]. Part 1 of the Energy Bill introduced the "Green Deal" scheme for loans for energy efficiency improvements to be repaid by future bill-payers for the property.

Moving the rejected new clause Luciana Berger MP stated[2]:

  • Labour’s new clauses 1 and 2 would address the lack of clarity in the Bill, better define the purpose of the green deal and ensure that businesses have the clarity and confidence they need in the green deal scheme.

The text of the rejected new clause was:

  • (1) The principal purpose of this Part is to deliver energy savings from the building stock which will make commensurate contributions to—
  • (a) the fulfilment by the Secretary of State of the duties under section 1(1) (reduction of net UK carbon account by 2050) and section 4(1)(b)(carbon budgets) of the Climate Change Act 2008; and
  • (b) the elimination of fuel poverty by the target date required by section 2(2)(d) of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000.
  • (2) In performing functions under this Part the Secretary of State will have regard to—
  • (a) the principal purpose set out in subsection (1) above, and
  • (b) the recommendations from time to time of the Committee on Climate Change where these are adopted by the Secretary of State.’.—(
  • That the clause be read a Second time.


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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con247 (+1 tell) 0081.0%
DUP5 2087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 10100.0%
Lab0 215 (+2 tell)084.1%
LDem48 (+1 tell) 0086.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:300 229082.9%

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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Jeffrey M. DonaldsonLagan ValleyDUP (front bench)aye
Jim ShannonStrangfordDUP (front bench)aye

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