Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill — After Clause 16 — Environmental protection — 12 Jun 2023 at 16:39
“reduce the level of environmental protections”
“conflict with any…international environmental agreements to which the United Kingdom is party”.
“Worryingly, the Bill does not offer any safety net, there is no requirement to maintain existing levels of environmental protection.”
“to achieve the same or similar objectives”;
“make such alternative provision as the…national authority considers appropriate”.
“the Department for Work and Pensions does not intend to implement the Bauer judgment through the benefits system…The Hampshire judgment is a clear example of where an EU judgment conflicts with the United Kingdom Government’s policies. Removing the effects of the judgment will help to restore the system to the way it was intended to be.”––[Official Report, Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Public Bill Committee, 22 November 2022; c. 168-69.]
“Ministers sitting in rooms on their own, answerable to nobody, and under no requirement to explain their actions”.––[Official Report, Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Public Bill Committee, 22 November 2022; c. 126.]
“that are redundant, rather than things that are holding us back”,
“The retained EU law Bill became a process of retaining EU law. That is not what we wanted.”
“a document containing a proposal for those regulations has been laid before each House of Parliament”.
“referred to, and considered by, a Committee of the House of Commons”.
“a period of at least 30 days has elapsed after that referral”.
“If the Committee-
determines that special attention should be drawn to the regulations in question, a Minister of the Crown must arrange for the instrument to be debated on the floor of each House”.
“determines that special attention should be drawn to the regulations in question, a Minister of the Crown must arrange for the instrument to be debated on the floor of each House and voted on”.
“Many of the laws that could be weakened using the powers contained in the Bill as currently drafted are vital to nature’s recovery. They help improve the quality of our rivers and coasts, keep dangerous chemical use at bay, and protect some of our rarest and most important habitats and species.”
“will add Section 4 rights to the dashboard as identified at least as frequently as every six months, as per the reporting requirement clause that is already in the Bill.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 6 June 2023; Vol. 830, c. 1263.]
“largely unfettered…discretion for…substantive policy changes.”
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.
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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||267 (+2 tell)||0||0||74.7%|
|Lab||0||146 (+2 tell)||0||73.6%|