Environment Bill — Report (4th Day) — Amendment 99 — 15 Sep 2021 at 16:00
Moved by Lord Krebs
99: After Clause 109, insert the following new Clause-“Habitats Regulations: limits on powers to amend(1) The Secretary of State may only make regulations under section 108 or 109-(a) for the purposes of-(i) securing compliance with an international environmental obligation, or(ii) contributing to the favourable conservation status of species or habitats or the favourable condition of protected sites; (b) if the regulations do not reduce the level of protection provided by the Habitats Regulations, including protection for protected species, habitats or sites; and(c) following public consultation and consultation with-(i) the Office for Environmental Protection,(ii) Natural England,(iii) the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, and(iv) other relevant expert bodies.”Member’s explanatory statementThis amendment ensures that powers to amend the Habitats Regulations may only be used for the purposes of environmental improvement following consultation. It ensures that the level of environmental protection that must be maintained includes protection for important habitats, sites and species as well as overall environmental protection.
Ayes 201, Noes 186.
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.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Lord Randall of Uxbridge||Con||aye|
|The Earl of Erroll||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Powell of Bayswater||Crossbench||no|
|Baroness Kennedy of Cradley||Non-affiliated||aye|
|Lord Lea of Crondall||Non-affiliated||aye|
|Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick||Non-affiliated (front bench)||aye|
|Lord Smith of Finsbury||Non-affiliated||aye|