Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill — New Clause 1 — Supporting Net Zero Greenhouse Targeted Gas Emission Target — 7 Jun 2021 at 20:15
The majority of MPs voted not to make supporting reducing the United Kingdom's net targeted greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 the initial core mission of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency and for Parliament to approve future missions.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment proposed: 12, page 1, line 17, at end insert—
- “(2A) In exercising its functions, ARIA must have regard to its core mission.
- (2B) In this section “core mission” means—
- (a) for the period of ten years after the date on which this Act is passed, undertaking activities which support the achievement of the target established in section 1 of the Climate Change Act 2008,
- (b) thereafter, mission or missions which the Secretary of State establishes by regulations every five years, and
- (c) regulations under this section—
- (i) shall be made by statutory instrument, and
- (ii) may not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.”
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement from its proposer:
- This amendment would require ARIA to consider its core mission in exercising its functions. For the ten years following the Act passing, that core mission would be supporting the achievement of Net Zero. Thereafter, its mission will be established by statutory instrument subject to the draft affirmative procedure.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Bill, Parliament.uk
-  The Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill as (re)introduced on 12 May 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill as (re)introduced on 12 May 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Human Rights Act 1998, Legislation.gov.uk
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||356 (+2 tell)||0||0||98.4%|
|Lab||0||193 (+2 tell)||0||98.5%|