Environment Bill — Clause 4 — Environmental Targets: Effect — 20 Oct 2021 at 16:46
The majority of MPs voted not to require interim targets for environmental matters to be met.
The targets in question were not set explicitly in the Bill but would be set by the Government and relate to environmental matters including air quality, water, biodiversity, resource efficiency and waste reduction.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 12.
Lords amendment 12 stated:
- Page 3, line 26, at end insert—
- “(c) interim targets are met.
Had it not been rejected this amendment would have impacted Clause 4 of the Bill which was titled: Environmental targets: effect and stated:
- It is the duty of the Secretary of State to ensure that—
- (a) targets set under section 1 are met, and
- (b) the PM 2.5 air quality target set under section 2 is met.
Clauses 10 and 13 of the Bill provided for interim targets to be set.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Environment Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Environment Bill, 30 January 2020, Parliament.uk
-  The Environment Bill as introduced to the House of Lords on 26 May 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Lords amendments to the Environment Bill, 14 October 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Lords amendments to the Environment Bill, 14 October 2021, Parliament.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 (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||300 (+2 tell)||0||0||83.4%|
|Lab||0||164 (+2 tell)||0||83.4%|