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Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted against allowing carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment.

The majority of MPs voted against allowing carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment.

MPs were considering the Energy Bill[1]

The text of the motion[2] approved in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 105.

Lords amendment 105 which was rejected as a result of this vote stated:

  • Page 125, line 3, at end insert—
  • “(iii) substantial pollution abatement equipment dealing with oxides of sulphur, oxides of nitrogen, heavy metal emissions or particles is fitted to the generating station.”

This would been added to Schedule 4 of the Bill[3] with the effect of allowing the carbon dioxide limit applying to a station to be changed by the Secretary of State following the installation of pollution abatement equipment dealing with the substances listed in the amendment.

The explanatory notes to the Lords amendments[4] add, in relation to the rejected amendment 105, that:

  • this amendment would confer power to make regulations which would have the effect of bringing existing coal-fired power stations within the ambit of the duty in future.

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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
Con266 (+1 tell) 0087.5%
DUP6 0075.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 10100.0%
Lab0 219 (+2 tell)085.7%
LDem45 (+1 tell) 4089.3%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 2066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:318 236086.9%

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

Sort by: Name | Constituency | Party | Vote

NameConstituencyPartyVote
Martin HorwoodCheltenhamLDemno
Julian HuppertCambridgeLDem (front bench)no
Roger WilliamsBrecon and RadnorshireLDem (front bench)no
Simon WrightNorwich SouthLDem (front bench)no

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