Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill — New Clause 7 — English National Park Authorities: Powers — 7 Dec 2015 at 17:00
The majority of MPs voted to give National Park authorities more powers and more freedom to act as they see fit.
MPs were considering the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.
The proposed new clause supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was titled: English National Park authorities: general powers and began:
- After section 65 of the Environment Act 1995 insert—
- “65A English National Park authorities: general powers
- (1) An English National Park authority may do—
- (a) anything it considers appropriate for the purposes of the carrying out of any of its functions (its “functional purposes”),
- (b) anything it considers appropriate for purposes incidental (whether directly or indirectly) to its functional purposes,
- (c) anything it considers to be connected with—
- (i) any of its functions, or
- (ii) anything it may do under paragraph (a) or (b), and
- (d) for a commercial purpose, anything which it may do under any of paragraphs (a) to (c) otherwise than for a commercial purpose.
The full new clause is reproduced in the official record.
Members of national park authorities are appointed by either the Secretary of State, local councils or parish councils.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.
-  House of Commons, Official Record, House of Commons, 7 December 2015.
-  "About Us" page on the National Parks UK website.
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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||287 (+2 tell)||0||0||87.6%|
|Lab||0||181 (+2 tell)||0||78.9%|
|Alistair Carmichael||Orkney and Shetland||LDem (front bench)||no|
|Mark Williams||Ceredigion||LDem (front bench)||no|