Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Second Reading — 3 Nov 2021 at 18:25
The majority of MPs voted in favour of laws enabling the government to direct funds from electricity consumers, via electricity suppliers, to help pay for, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations.
The Bill provides powers for the Government to help fund, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations by directing funds from consumers, via electricity suppliers, to pay for the design, construction, commissioning and operation of a new nuclear energy generation project.
The explanatory notes to the Bill state:
- Large scale nuclear power plants are the only proven technology available today to provide continuous, reliable and low carbon electricity.
- the Government’s analysis shows that the UK is likely to need nuclear generation beyond the new plant being constructed at Hinkley Point C. To meet the challenge of net zero [targeted greenhouse gas emissions by 2050]
The motion supported by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
Support for this motion enabled the Bill to continue on its path to becoming law.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill as introduced, 26 October 2021, Parliament.uk
-  Explanatory notes to the Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill as introduced, 26 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||263 (+2 tell)||0||0||73.2%|
|SNP||0||23 (+2 tell)||0||55.6%|
|Clive Lewis||Norwich South||Lab||no|
|John Martin McDonnell||Hayes and Harlington||Lab (minister)||no|
|Bell Ribeiro-Addy||Streatham||Lab (minister)||no|