Environment Bill — After Clause 106 — Habitats Regulations: Limits on Powers to Amend — 20 Oct 2021 at 19:00

The majority of MPs voted not to only empower ministers to make regulations relating to habits if those regulations improved habitats or were securing compliance with an international environmental obligation.

MPs were considering the Environment Bill.[1][2]

The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • That this House disagrees with Lords amendment 65.

Lords amendment 65[4] stated:

  • Insert the following new Clause—
  • Habitats Regulations: limits on powers to amend
  • The Secretary of State may only make regulations under section 105 or 106—
  • (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.”


Debate in Parliament |

Party Summary

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con290 (+2 tell) 0080.7%
DUP1 0012.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 1020.0%
Lab0 159 (+2 tell)080.9%
LDem0 9075.0%
SDLP0 1050.0%
Total:291 172079.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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