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Labour splits three ways in Parliamentary vote on carbon budget

Labour MPs yesterday split three ways in a Commons vote on one of the government’s key environmental proposals

The committee vote came in the House of Commons on the statutory instrument (SI) for the fourth carbon budget, on whether or not to accept to accept the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendations that total emissions in 2023-27 should be set at 1950 MtCO2 (a 50% reduction from 1990 levels).

Labour MPs Dennis Skinner and Geoffrey Robinson voted against, Nic Dakin and Ian Mearns abstained and the other Labour MPs voted in favour, as did all the Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs.

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  • User AvatarJem Coulson 28th May - 6:59pm
    All good points Paul and worthy of consideration. It is worth recognising that the UK comprises 4 nations (ie England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 28th May - 6:55pm
    Me too, Geoff. Am I correct in assuming that LBC is some sort of radio broadcaster situated at the less desirable wrong end of the...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 28th May - 6:42pm
    @ Joed Bourke "And whose stupid idea was it to give this responsibility to the BoE in the first place? Gordon Brown as Chancellor. I'm...
  • User AvatarPeter Black 28th May - 6:35pm
    Well, I volunteered to be part of this and never heard anything back. Who are these people you are training and how did you identify...
  • User AvatarThomas 28th May - 6:24pm
    A holistic reform package like this should be in our next manifesto.
  • User AvatarJoseph Bourke 28th May - 6:12pm
    Peter Martin, And whose stupid idea was it to give this responsibility to the BoE in the first place? Gordon Brown as Chancellor http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/politics97/news/05/0506/morgan.shtml The...