Agriculture Bill — New Clause After Clause 34 — Application of Pesticides: Limitations on Use to Protect Human Health — 12 Oct 2020 at 21:00

The majority of MPs voted not to ban the use of agricultural or horticultural pesticides near homes, buildings used by the public and buildings and open spaces used for work or recreation.

MPs were considering the Agriculture Bill[1].

The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 11.

Lords amendment 11[2] proposed the addition of a new clause after clause 34, to be titled: Application of pesticides: limitations on use to protect human health and stating:

  • (1)The Secretary of State must by regulations make provision prohibiting the application of any pesticide for the purposes of agriculture or horticulture near—
  • (a)any building used for human habitation;
  • (b)any building or open space used for work or recreation; or
  • (c)any public or private building where members of the public may be present, including but not limited to—
  • (i)schools and childcare nurseries;
  • (ii)hospitals.
  • (2)Regulations under subsection (1) must specify a minimum distance from any of the locations listed under subsection (1)(a) to (c) to be maintained during the application of any pesticide.
  • (3)For the purposes of this section “public building” includes any building used for the purposes of education.
  • (4)Regulations under this section are subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.”


Debate in Parliament |

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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
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con345 (+2 tell) 1095.6%
DUP0 7087.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 1050.0%
Lab0 189 (+2 tell)095.0%
LDem0 110100.0%
SDLP0 1050.0%
Total:346 212094.9%

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

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Simon HoareNorth DorsetCon (front bench)no

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