Environment Bill — After Clause 72 — Protection of Pollinators from Pesticides — 20 Oct 2021 at 19:00
The majority of MPs voted not to require authorities to be satisfied there are not negative impacts on honeybees or wild pollinators before authorising pesticide products.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 43.
Lords amendment 43 began:
- Insert the following new Clause—
- “Protection of pollinators from pesticides
- (1) A competent authority must not authorise for use any pesticide product, active ingredient, safener or synergist unless it is satisfied that there will be no significant short-term negative effect, and no long-term negative effect, on the health of honeybees or wild pollinator populations.
- (2) A pollinator risk assessment report relating to the relevant substance must be published by an expert body.
- (3) The expert body must consist of individuals free from vested interests in pesticide use, who shall have been independently appointed.
- (4) The pollinator risk assessment report must include—
- (a) data examining acute and chronic effects of the relevant substance on honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies and hoverflies,
- (b) all relevant available scientific evidence relating to any pollinators,
- (c) conclusions relating to the likely acute and chronic effects of the relevant substance on honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinators,
- (d) an assessment of the likelihood of synergistic effects, and
- (e) the identification of any risks to pollinators where the available evidence is insufficient to reach a conclusion
-  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||294 (+2 tell)||0||0||81.8%|
|Lab||0||162 (+2 tell)||0||82.4%|