European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Third Reading — 16 May 2018 at 16:45

Moved by Lord Krebs

1: After Clause 3, insert the following new Clause-“Maintenance of EU environmental principles and standards(1) The Secretary of State must take steps designed to ensure that the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU does not result in the removal or diminution of any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures that contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment.(2) In particular, the Secretary of State must carry out the activities required by subsections (3) to (5) within the period of six months beginning with the date on which this Act is passed.(3) The Secretary of State must publish proposals for primary legislation to establish a duty on public authorities to apply principles of environmental law established in EU law or on which EU environmental law is based in the exercise of relevant functions after exit day.(4) The Secretary of State must publish proposals for primary legislation to establish an independent body with the purpose of ensuring compliance with environmental law by public authorities. (5) The Secretary of State must publish-(a) a list of statutory functions that can be exercised so as to achieve the objective in subsection (1); and(b) a list of functions currently exercised by EU bodies that require to be retained or replicated in UK law in order to achieve the objective in subsection (1).(6) The Secretary of State must before 1 January 2020 lay before Parliament a Statement of Environmental Policy which sets out how the principles in subsection (7) will be given effect.(7) The principles referred to in subsection (3) include-(a) the precautionary principle as it relates to the environment,(b) the principle of preventive action to avert environmental damage,(c) the principle that environmental damage should as a priority be rectified at source,(d) the polluter pays principle,(e) sustainable development,(f) prudent and rational utilisation of natural resources,(g) public access to environmental information,(h) public participation in environmental decision making, and(i) access to justice in relation to environmental matters.(8) Before complying with subsections (3) to (6) the Secretary of State must consult-(a) each of the devolved administrations;(b) persons appearing to represent the interests of local government;(c) persons appearing to represent environmental interests;(d) farmers and land managers; and(e) such other persons as the Secretary of State thinks appropriate.”

Ayes 294, Noes 244.

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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 is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Bishop1 17.1%
Con7 201 (+2 tell)76.6%
Crossbench46 (+2 tell) 2538.6%
DUP0 250.0%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Independent Liberal Democrat1 0100.0%
Judge0 426.7%
Lab142 064.5%
LDem87 181.5%
Non-affiliated7 230.0%
UKIP0 3100.0%
UUP0 2100.0%
Total:292 24261.4%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords 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 lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Bowness Conaye
Lord Deben Conaye
Lord Green of HurstpierpointConaye
Lord Patten of BarnesConaye
Lord Renfrew of KaimsthornCon (front bench)aye
The Duke of WellingtonConaye
Baroness Wheatcroft Conaye
Baroness Cox Crossbenchno
Viscount Craigavon Crossbenchno
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Dannatt Crossbenchno
Baroness Deech Crossbenchno
Lord Eames Crossbench (front bench)no
The Earl of ErrollCrossbenchno
Lord Green of DeddingtonCrossbenchno
Lord Greenway Crossbenchno
Lord Hogan-Howe Crossbenchno
Lord Hylton Crossbenchno
Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
The Earl of KinnoullCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Laming Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Luce Crossbenchno
The Earl of LyttonCrossbenchno
Lord Palmer Crossbenchno
Lord Ramsbotham Crossbenchno
Lord Rana Crossbenchno
Viscount Slim Crossbenchno
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbenchno
Lord Thurlow Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Trevethin and Oaksey Crossbenchno
Lord Turnbull Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Woolf Crossbench (front bench)no
Baroness Nicholson of WinterbourneLDemno
Lord Kalms Non-affiliatedno
Lord Taylor of WarwickNon-affiliatedno

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