Division: Energy Bill and objectives of the Oil and Gas Authority

On 19th October 2015 the House of Lords considered amendments to the Government’s Energy Bill at its Report stage. Labour Peer Baroness Worthington moved an amendment to, in her words, “change the fundamental objective of the Oil and Gas Authority: to make it fit for purpose, comprehensive and a little bit closer to what we would expect a regulator representing the Government’s interests in the extraction of oil and gas to be interested in; and to maximise economic return from our resources, not necessarily just the economic recovery of fossil fuels.”

House of Lords Division Lobby
House of Lords Division Lobby

Amendment 11: after clause 3, to insert the new clause Transportation and storage of greenhouse gases.

The House divided:  Contents: 251 | Not Contents: 179 | Result: Government Defeat

The Bishops of Salisbury, Southwark and St Albans all voted content. No bishop voted not content.

(via Parliament.uk)