Environment Bill — Schedule 16 — Use of Forest Risk Commodities in Commercial Activity — 20 Oct 2021 at 19:00
The majority of MPs voted for a review of regulations applying to those using products whose production is associated with deforestation to take place between one and two years after the elements of the Bill enabling such regulations to be made comes into force. This was a year earlier than originally provided for in the Bill.
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House agrees with Lords amendment 94
Lords amendment 94 stated:
- Page 234, line 27, leave out “second” and insert “first”
The explanatory notes to the Lords amendments state:
- Lords Amendments 94 and 95 would amend sub-paragraph (4) of paragraph 17 and would require that the first review of the effectiveness of the legislation must be completed between the first and second anniversary of the Part 1 requirements coming into force.
The amendment would have impacted paragraph 17 of Schedule 16 of the Bill which began:
- The Secretary of State must review the effectiveness of the Part 1 requirements and any Part 2 regulations (“relevant provisions”) in accordance with this paragraph
- (4) The first review must be completed during the period—
- (a) beginning with the second anniversary of the first date on which paragraphs 2 to 4 are fully in force, and
- (b) ending with the third anniversary of the first date on which paragraphs 2 to 4 are fully in force
The paragraphs in question relate to the regulation of agricultural products which are being produced on land which was forest.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Environment Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Environment Bill, 26 May 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||289 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.4%|
|Lab||0||158 (+2 tell)||0||80.4%|