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Mike Gapes

Former Independent MP for Ilford South

@MikeGapes https://facebook.com/mikegapesmp

Climate Change

There have been votes in Parliament on targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and on increasing the proportion of electricity generated via renewable means as well as on the establishment of a UK Green Investment Bank, to invest in projects which, for example, reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Photo: Oxfam International

Mike Gapes generally voted for measures to prevent climate change

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 24 Oct 2019: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — The Economy — For the Many — Green Industrial Revolution Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Mike Gapes voted not to exclude wind and water turbines from a special reduced rate of VAT applying to the supply and installation of energy-saving materials in residential accommodation. Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Mike Gapes voted against VAT increases on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Mike Gapes voted in favour of reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and against requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Mike Gapes voted to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 3 — Carbon Capture and Storage Strategy for the Energy Industry Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 8 — Setting a Decarbonisation Target Range Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Mike Gapes voted to charge the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; for a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and against charging additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Mike Gapes voted against applying the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Mike Gapes voted against the Summer 2015 budget which, among other measures, increased the minimum wage, replaced student maintenance grants with loans and cut tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Resolution 21 — Application of Climate Change Levy to Electricity from Renewable Sources Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Mike Gapes voted to allow carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 1 — Requirement to Set a Decarbonisation Target Range Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 10 — Financial Incentives for Larger Small Scale Low Carbon Generation Plants Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 3 Jun 2013: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Energy Bill- Clause 42 — Exemption from Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits During Commissioning of Electricity Generation Plants Using Carbon Capture and Storage Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Mike Gapes voted against reforming the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Mike Gapes voted to require the the UK Green Investment Bank to explicitly act in support of the target of reducing UK carbon emissions to 20% of 1990 levels by 2050. Show vote
  • On 17 Oct 2012: Mike Gapes voted against establishing a Green Investment Bank, strengthening copyright law relating to commercialised works, encouraging employment disputes to be settled outside of tribunals, and other business related reforms. Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2012: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 42 — Bring Forward Date Landlords of Private Rented Homes Must Follow Domestic Energy Efficiency Regulations Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2009: Mike Gapes voted against calling on the Government to sign up to the goals of the 10:10 campaign Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Mike Gapes voted against giving the Government power to set greenhouse gas performance standards on power stations Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Mike Gapes voted no on Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Mike Gapes voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Report on the civil estate Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2008: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Jun 2008: Mike Gapes voted against requiring the National Policy Statement to contain policies which contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2008: Mike Gapes voted against forcing the Government to establish a renewable energy feed-in tariff Show vote
  • On 8 May 2007: Mike Gapes voted no on Climate Change — new sense of urgency — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2004: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2000: Mike Gapes voted yes on "Table — 20. Climate change levy Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2000: Mike Gapes was absent for a vote on Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill Show vote

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