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.

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

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

  • That this House agrees with Lords amendment 94

Lords amendment 94[4] stated:

  • Page 234, line 27, leave out “second” and insert “first”

The explanatory notes to the Lords amendments[5] 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[3] 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

and stated:

  • (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.


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%
Con289 (+2 tell) 0080.4%
DUP0 1012.5%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 2040.0%
Lab0 158 (+2 tell)080.4%
LDem0 10083.3%
PC0 2066.7%
SDLP0 1050.0%
Total:289 176079.1%

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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no rebellions

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