Wind Farm Subsidies (Abolition) Bill — Second Reading — 6 Mar 2015 at 12:50
The majority of MPs voted in favour of public subsidies for electricity generating wind farms.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill's operative clause states:
- 1. Onshore wind farm subsidies
- (1) No payment shall be made by any government department or agency-
- (a) in excess of the prevailing wholesale price of electricity in respect of electricity generated by onshore wind farms; or
- (b) otherwise for the purpose of subsidising the construction, development or operation of onshore wind farms for the purpose of generating electricity.
- (2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to payments made or due to be made in respect of onshore wind farms already operational prior to this Act coming into force.
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||23 (+2 tell)||7 (+2 tell)||0||11.2%|
|Andrew Percy||Brigg and Goole||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Greg Knight||East Yorkshire||Con||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Jacob Rees-Mogg||North East Somerset||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Alan Duncan||Rutland and Melton||Con||aye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Geoffrey Cox||Torridge and West Devon||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||tellaye|