Deidre Brock

Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Commons Business)

Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh North and Leith

@deidrebrock https://facebook.com/DeidreBrockSNP

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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Deidre Brock 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.

Key votes about measures to prevent climate change:

  • On 18 May 2022: Deidre Brock was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Workers' Rights — Cost of Living — Climate — Benefits — Windfall Tax — Devolution — Human Rights Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Deidre Brock was absent for a vote on Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2021: Deidre Brock voted to require the benefits of any subsidies to outweigh any negative effects on the UK's aim of net zero emissions of targeted greenhouse gases by 2050. Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2021: Deidre Brock voted against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2021: Deidre Brock voted against laws enabling the government to direct funds from electricity consumers, via electricity suppliers, to help pay for, and encourage private investment in, new nuclear power stations. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2021: Deidre Brock was absent for a vote on Environment Bill — Clause 18 — Policy Statement on Environmental Principles — Exemptions Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Deidre Brock was absent for a vote on Health and Care Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Deidre Brock was absent for a vote on Health and Care Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Deidre Brock voted to make supporting reducing the United Kingdom's net targeted greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 the initial core mission of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Show vote
  • On 26 May 2021: Deidre Brock was absent for a vote on Environment Bill — New Clause 24 — Prohibition on Burning of Vegetation on Peat in Upland Areas Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2021: Deidre Brock voted to require public authorities to act in accordance with the following principles in relation to the environment: preventative action to avert damage; the precautionary principle; rectifying damage at source and "polluter pays". Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2021: Deidre Brock voted to to require the Financial Conduct Authority to have regard to the target of reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions back to 1990 levels by 2050 when setting capital and risk related requirements for investment firms. Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2020: Deidre Brock voted to seek to ensure any regulations on the subject of climate change risk which apply to those running certain occupational pension schemes align with the aims of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner and limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Show vote
  • On 12 Oct 2020: Deidre Brock 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: Deidre Brock voted to require a "climate and nature emergency impact statement" as part of any proposal for financial assistance under a United Kingdom Internal Market Act. Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2020: Deidre Brock was absent for a vote on Transport — Eliminate Substantial Majority of Emissions by 2030 Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Deidre Brock voted in favour of a motion calling on the Government "to rebuild the economy so that it works in the interest of the many, not just handing out rewards to those at the top" and to bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Deidre Brock 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: Deidre Brock voted against VAT increases on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Deidre Brock 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: Deidre Brock 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: Deidre Brock voted to require a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Deidre Brock voted to set a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Deidre Brock 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: Deidre Brock voted against applying the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Deidre Brock 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: Deidre Brock voted against applying the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote

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