Eleanor Laing

Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Ways and Means

Conservative MP for Epping Forest

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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.

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Eleanor Laing voted a mixture of for and against 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.

Key votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 12 Oct 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Agriculture Bill — New Clause After Clause 42 — Contribution of Agriculture and Associated Land Use to Climate Change Targets Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on United Kingdom Internal Market Bill — New Clause 6 — Climate and Nature Emergency Impact Statement as Prerequisite for Financial Assistance Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2020: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Transport — Eliminate Substantial Majority of Emissions by 2030 Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Programme for Government — The Economy — In the Interest of the Many — Green Industrial Revolution Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 15 — VAT on Installation of Energy Saving Materials Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — Carbon Dioxide Emission Rate and Energy Performance of New Homes Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — New Clause — Permitted Carbon Dixoide Emission Rate for New Homes Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 8 — Setting a Decarbonisation Target Range Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 42 — Vehicle Tax — Relation to Carbon Dioxide Emissions — Surcharge for Vehicles Costing Over Forty Thousand Pounds Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Application of Climate Change Levy Tax to Electricity Generated from Renewable Sources Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Summer Budget 2015 Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Eleanor Laing 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: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Enabling Carbon Dioxide Emissions Limits to be Applied to Stations Which Fit Pollution Abatement Equipment Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Eleanor Laing voted against requiring the setting of a target range for the amount of carbon dioxide (or other greenhouse gases) produced per unit of electricity generated. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Eleanor Laing voted against allowing financial incentives for small-scale low-carbon generation of electricity to be paid to plants which were previously too big to be eligible. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2013: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 3 Jun 2013: Eleanor Laing voted not to exempt electricity generation plants using carbon capture and storage technology from annual carbon dioxide emissions limits during a commissioning and proving period of up to three years. Show vote
  • On 19 Dec 2012: Eleanor Laing voted to reform 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: Eleanor Laing voted against requiring 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: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2012: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Eleanor Laing voted against requiring landlords of private rented homes to make their properties meet regulations on energy efficiency by January 2016 rather than April 2018 as initially proposed. Show vote
  • On 21 Oct 2009: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Government to sign up to 10:10 climate change campaign — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Eleanor Laing voted to give the Government powers to set greenhouse gas performance standards on power stations Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — International aviation and shipping emission projections — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Eleanor Laing voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Report on the civil estate Show vote
  • On 28 Oct 2008: Eleanor Laing voted yes on Climate Change Bill — Third Reading (and other amendments) Show vote
  • On 9 Jun 2008: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Climate Change Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 2 Jun 2008: Eleanor Laing voted to require the National Policy Statement to contain policies which contribute to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change. Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2008: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Renewable energy feed-in tariff — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 May 2007: Eleanor Laing was absent for a vote on Climate Change — new sense of urgency — rejected Show vote
  • On 8 Nov 2004: Eleanor Laing voted no on Housing Bill — Improvements in Energy Efficiency — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Mar 2000: Eleanor Laing voted no on "Table — 20. Climate change levy Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2000: Eleanor Laing voted yes on Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Bill Show vote

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