Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill — After Clause 16 — Environmental protection — 21 Jun 2023 at 14:46
“Environmental protection; Parliamentary scrutiny
Govt motion to disagree…Govt motion to disagree”.
“is not about additional parliamentary scrutiny; this is actually about stopping Parliament acting in this area.”-[Official Report, House of Lords, 20 June 2023; Vol. 831, c. 117.]
“does not offer any safety net, there is no requirement to maintain existing levels of environmental protection.”
“‘do anything we want’ powers for Ministers.”
“appropriate…to achieve the same or similar objectives”;
“What is at stake is the location of the ultimate decision-making authority-the right to the final word.”
“this would amount to a massive transfer of political power from parliaments to judges”.
“it would be a transfer of power initiated by the judges to protect rights chosen by them rather than one brought about democratically by parliamentary enactment or popular referendum.”
"it is no wonder that the elected branches of government regard that prospect with apprehension”.
“brought about democratically by parliamentary enactment”,
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||269 (+2 tell)||0||0||75.3%|
|Lab||0||152 (+2 tell)||1||77.1%|
|Grahame Morris||Easington||Lab (minister)||both|