Wales Bill — Clause 36 — Exclusion of Non-Wind Generating Stations in Wales from UK National Infrastructure Planning Arrangements. — 11 Jul 2016 at 20:45
The majority of MPs voted for all proposals relating to non-wind generating stations in Wales to be dealt with under the UK National Infrastructure Planning arrangements rather than by the Welsh Government.
MPs were considering the Wales Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 74, page 29, line 17, leave out from “wind” to end of line 18.
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:
- This amendment removes the 350 megawatts limit on the Welsh Government’s legislative competence in the field of energy.
The amendment would have impacted Clause 36 of the Wales Bill. The clause sought to amend Section 15 of the Planning Act 2008 which defined a generating station with a capacity more than 50 megawatts as "significant national infrastructure", in relation to which planning decisions are made by the UK central Government. Clause 36 of the Wales Bill sought to increase this to 350 megawatts.
The amendment rejected in this vote sought to remove any threshold, excluding all proposals relating to non-wind generating stations in Wales from the UK National Infrastructure Planning arrangements.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Wales Bill
-  Clause 36 of the Wales Bill as at the time of the vote
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||275 (+2 tell)||0||0||83.9%|
|SNP||0||35 (+2 tell)||0||68.5%|