Alex Chalk

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Conservative MP for Cheltenham

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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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Alex Chalk almost always voted 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 18 May 2022: Alex Chalk voted not to express support for a series of policy proposals put forward by the leader of the Scottish National Party Ian Blackford MP. The policies in question were: protecting workers' rights, doing more in respect of the cost of living and climate change; increasing benefits; imposing windfall taxes; retaining existing EU derived law and retaining the existing Human Rights Act. Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Alex Chalk voted in favour of 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 13 Dec 2021: Alex Chalk voted not 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: Alex Chalk voted for NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils as well as to make virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2021: Alex Chalk was absent for a vote on Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2021: Alex Chalk voted to exempt national security and defence as well as taxation and spending from those policy areas where ministers would be required to have due regard to environmental policy. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Alex Chalk voted for NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils as well as to make virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Alex Chalk voted for NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils as well as to make virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Alex Chalk voted not 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: Alex Chalk voted not to ban the burning of certain types of vegetation in almost all upland areas with peat soils in England. Show vote
  • On 26 Jan 2021: Alex Chalk voted not 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: Alex Chalk voted not 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: Alex Chalk voted not 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: Alex Chalk voted not to require ministers to have due regard to the target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 when taking actions including setting up agricultural subsidy schemes. Show vote
  • On 29 Sep 2020: Alex Chalk voted not 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: Alex Chalk voted not to call on the Government to develop and implement a plan to eliminate the substantial majority of transport emissions by 2030. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Alex Chalk voted against 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 bring forward "a green industrial revolution to decarbonise the economy and boost economic growth". Show vote
  • On 25 Jun 2019: Alex Chalk voted 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: Alex Chalk voted to allow the Treasury to increase VAT on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Alex Chalk voted against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 3 May 2016: Alex Chalk voted not to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Alex Chalk voted against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Alex Chalk voted against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Alex Chalk voted against charging the first year rate of vehicle tax, which varies substantially based on carbon dioxide emissions, for the subsequent two years as well; against a variable rate of vehicle tax based on carbon dixoide emissions for vehicles registered on or after 1 April 2017 and to charge additional tax on vehicles costing over £40,000. Show vote
  • On 8 Sep 2015: Alex Chalk voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Alex Chalk voted in favour of 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: Alex Chalk voted to apply 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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