Johnny Mercer

Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister for Veterans' Affairs)

Conservative MP for Plymouth, Moor View

@JohnnyMercerUK https://facebook.com/JohnnyForPlymouth

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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Johnny Mercer generally voted against measures to prevent climate change

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Major votes

  • On 10 Jan 2022: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on Subsidy Control Bill — Schedule 1 — The Subsidy Control Principles — Net Zero Greenhouse Gasses Emissions Target Show vote
  • On 3 Nov 2021: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2021: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on Environment Bill — Clause 18 — Policy Statement on Environmental Principles — Exemptions Show vote
  • On 7 Jun 2021: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer 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 3 May 2016: Johnny Mercer voted not to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 8 — Setting a Decarbonisation Target Range Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2015: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer voted to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2015: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer voted to apply the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote

Scoring Agreements

Agreements are when Parliament takes a decision without holding a vote.

This does not necessarily mean universal approval, but does mean there were no (or few) objections made to the decision being made.

The following agreements were made while this member was elected:

  • On 24 Jun 2019: Approval of SI setting 2050 Net Zero target date Show Decision

Minor votes

  • On 18 May 2022: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Workers' Rights — Cost of Living — Climate — Benefits — Windfall Tax — Devolution — Human Rights Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2021: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on Health and Care Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on Health and Care Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2021: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on Health and Care Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2020: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on Transport — Eliminate Substantial Majority of Emissions by 2030 Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2019: Johnny Mercer 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: Johnny Mercer was absent for a vote on The Value Added Tax (Reduced Rate) (Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2019 Show vote
  • On 6 Sep 2016: Johnny Mercer voted to allow the Treasury to increase VAT on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 May 2016: Johnny Mercer voted against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote

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