Environment Bill — New Clause 1 — Environmental Principles: Public Authorities — 26 Jan 2021 at 17:30
“the first generation to leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it”,
“weak, unenforceable and lacks clear meaning.”
“Governments, companies and financial organizations would take better decisions if they used information ‘beyond short-term profit and GDP’ that includes impacts and dependencies on nature, as well as synergies and trade-offs informed by science and planetary boundaries.”
The Secretary of State may…set long-term targets”
“people’s enjoyment of the natural environment.”
“the living world is on course to tip and collapse. Indeed, it has already begun to do so”.
“Had WHO air pollution limits been in place and enforced then, according to the Coroner’s report, she would still be here today.”
“every step is taken to ensure the Office for Environmental Protection is as independent from the Government as possible”.
“do extraordinary things on the environment”
“The precautionary principle should only apply in response to risks that are…more than hypothetical in nature; and…serious and irreversible.”
“Much of England’s wildlife-rich habitat has been lost over the last century…and there has been widespread species loss.”
“If these targets are not binding upon the Secretary of State it would be a huge missed opportunity to ensure the EIP system drives sustained, tangible environmental improvement-and would undermine the rationale for setting such goals in the first instance.”
“Studies across the spectrum…remind us that it is in our best interests to look after nature. We know that a connection with nature contributes to wellbeing and improved health.”
“a lodestar by which we will guide our country towards a cleaner, and greener future.”
“essential that every step is taken to ensure the Office for Environmental Protection is as independent from the Government as possible, to give the public confidence that the Government will be properly held to account on its duty to protect the environment.”
“Air quality is the largest environmental health risk in the UK.”
“This aspect of the Bill is not fit for purpose.”
“put on an unqualified legal basis”
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||357 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.6%|
|Lab||0||198 (+1 tell)||0||99.5%|
|SNP||0||46 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|