Opposition Day — Feed-in Tariff — Subsidies for Renewable or Low Carbon Electricity Generation — 23 Nov 2011 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted in favour of cutting the subsidy (Feed In Tariffs) for electricity generated via renewable or low-carbon methods on 12 December 2011 and against ensuring the future of the payments.
The text of the rejected motion was:
- That this House
- believes that solar power gives families, community organisations and businesses greater control over their energy bills and will help the UK meet its renewable energy targets and reduce carbon emissions;
- notes that since the creation of the feed-in tariffs scheme under the last administration, introduced with cross-party support, nearly 90,000 solar installations have been completed in the UK and the number of people employed in the solar industry has increased from 3,000 to 25,000;
- believes that the Government’s cuts to feed-in tariffs go too far, too fast, will hit jobs and growth in the solar industry, undermine confidence in the Green Deal and deter investment in the wider green economy;
- regrets that the cuts to feed-in tariffs were announced with just six weeks’ notice and come into force before the consultation has even finished;
- further regrets that the Government’s plans would exclude nearly nine out of ten households from installing solar power under the feed-in tariffs scheme, will disproportionately hit social housing and community projects, and could affect thousands of households which have already installed solar power; and
- calls on the Government urgently to withdraw the 12 December 2011 deadline and bring forward more measured proposals that guarantee the continued growth of the solar industry, put feed-in tariffs on a sustainable footing and are fair to the public.
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.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||258 (+1 tell)||0||0||84.6%|
|Lab||0||216 (+2 tell)||0||84.8%|
|LDem||39 (+1 tell)||0||0||70.2%|