Clause 30

Climate Change Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 8:00 pm on 1st July 2008.

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Emissions from international passenger travel or imports or exports of goods

Amendment proposed: No. 7, in clause 30, page 15, line 36, leave out subsections (1) to (5) and insert—

‘(1) Emissions of greenhouse gases from international aviation or international shipping do not count as emissions from sources in the United Kingdom for the purposes of this Part, except as provided by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

(2) The Secretary of State may by order define what is to be regarded for this purpose as international aviation or international shipping.

Any such order is subject to affirmative resolution procedure.

(3) The Secretary of State must, before the end of the period of five years beginning with the passing of this Act—

(a) make provision by regulations as to the circumstances in which, and the extent to which, emissions from international aviation or international shipping are to be regarded for the purposes of this Part as emissions from sources in the United Kingdom, or

(b) lay before Parliament a report explaining why regulations making such provision have not been made.

(4) The expiry of the period mentioned in subsection (3) does not affect the power of the Secretary of State to make regulations under this section.

(5) Regulations under this section—

(a) may make provision only in relation to emissions of a targeted greenhouse gas;

(b) may, in particular, provide for such emissions to be regarded as emissions from sources in the United Kingdom if they relate to the transport of passengers or goods to or from the United Kingdom.’.—[Mr. Woolas.]

Amendment proposed to amendment No. 7: (a), in line 13, leave out from ‘Kingdom’ to end of line 15.—[Martin Horwood.]

The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 12.

Division number 7 Nimrod Review — Statement — Clause 30

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 12 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Amendment proposed to amendment No. 7: (b), in line 13, leave out from ‘Kingdom’ to end of line 17.—[Gregory Barker.]

The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 12.

Division number 8 Nimrod Review — Statement — Clause 30

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 11 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.

Question, That amendment No. 7 be made,put and agreed to.

Clause 30, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 31 and 32 ordered to stand part of the Bill.