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Consideration of Bill: 28th October 2008                

3510

 

Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

‘(1)    

It is the duty of the Office of Government Commerce to lay before Parliament

 

each year a report setting out the progress Her Majesty’s Government has made

 

towards improving the efficiency and sustainability of its civil estate.

 

(2)    

The report must include the progress made towards—

 

(a)    

reducing the size of the civil estate;

 

(b)    

improving the sustainability of the buildings that already form part of the

 

civil estate; and

 

(c)    

ensuring that any new buildings procured for the civil estate are in the

 

upper quartile of energy performance.

 

(3)    

Where any new building procured for the civil estate is not in the upper quartile

 

of energy performance, the report must state the reasons why this is the case.

 

(4)    

A report under this section must be laid before Parliament not later than 1st June

 

in the year in which it is to be so laid.’.

 


 

Time off for workplace environmental representatives

 

John McDonnell

 

NC19

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Employment Act 2002 (c.22) is amended as follows—

 

(2)    

After section 43 there is inserted—

 

“43A  

Workplace Environmental Representatives

 

(1)    

An employer shall permit an employee of his who is—

 

(a)    

a member of an independent trade union recognised by the

 

employer, and

 

(b)    

a workplace environmental representative of the trade union,

 

    

to take reasonable time off during his working hours for any of the

 

following purposes.

 

(2)    

The purposes are—

 

(a)    

carrying out any of the following activities—

 

(i)    

promoting environmentally sustainable workplace

 

initiatives and practices,

 

(ii)    

carrying out environmental audits,

 

(iii)    

being consulted on workplace environmental policies,

 

practices and management systems,

 

(iv)    

carrying out environmental risk assessments,

 

(b)    

consulting the employer about carrying out any such activities,

 

(c)    

preparing for any of the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) and

 

(b).

 

(3)    

Subsection (1) only applies if—

 

(a)    

the trade union has given the employer notice in writing that the

 

employee is a workplace environmental representative of the

 

trade union, and

 

(b)    

the training condition is met in relation to him.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 28th October 2008                

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Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(4)    

The training condition is met if—

 

(a)    

the employee has undergone sufficient training to enable him to

 

carry on the activities mentioned in subsection (2), and the trade

 

union has given the employer notice in writing of that fact,

 

(b)    

the trade union has in the last six months given the employer

 

notice in writing that the employee will be undergoing such

 

training, or

 

(c)    

within six months of the trade union giving the employer notice

 

in writing that the employee will be undergoing such training,

 

the employee has done so, and the trade union has given the

 

employer notice of that fact.

 

(5)    

Only one notice under subsection (4)(b) may be given in respect of any

 

one employee.

 

(6)    

References in subsection (4) to sufficient training to carry out the

 

activities mentioned in subsection (2) are to training that is sufficient for

 

those purposes having regard to any relevant provision of a Code of

 

Practice issued by ACAS or the Secretary of State.

 

(7)    

If an employer is required to permit an employee to take time off under

 

subsection (1), he shall also permit the employee to take time off during

 

his working hours for the following purposes—

 

(a)    

undergoing training which is relevant to his functions as a

 

workplace environmental representative, and

 

(b)    

where the trade union has in the last six months given the

 

employer notice under subsection (4)(b) in relation to the

 

employee, undergoing such training as is mentioned in

 

subsection (4)(a).

 

(8)    

The amount of time off which an employee is to be permitted to take

 

under this section and the purposes for which, the occasions on which and

 

any conditions subject to which time off may be so taken are those that

 

are reasonable in all the circumstances having regard to any relevant

 

provision of a Code of Practice issued by ACAS or the Secretary of State.

 

(9)    

An employee may present a complaint to an employment tribunal that his

 

employer has failed to permit him to take time off as required by this

 

section.

 

(10)    

References in subsection (2) to environmental audits and environmental

 

risk assessments are to environmental audits and environmental risk

 

assessments that are sufficient for those purposes having regard to any

 

relevant provision of a Code of Practice issued by ACAS or the Secretary

 

of State.

 

(11)    

In subsection (2)(a), the reference to qualifying members of the trade

 

union is to members of the trade union—

 

(a)    

who are employees of the employer of a description in respect of

 

which the union is recognised by the employer, and

 

(b)    

in relation to whom it is the function of the workplace

 

environmental representative to act as such.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 28th October 2008                

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Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(12)    

For the purposes of this section, a person is a workplace environmental

 

representative of a trade union if he is appointed or elected as such in

 

accordance with its rules.”’.

 


 

Company reporting of greenhouse gas emissions (No. 2)

 

Greg Clark

 

Gregory Barker

 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr David Evennett

 

NC20

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by order provide that companies of particular classes

 

or descriptions must produce as part of their business review under section 417 of

 

the Companies Act 2006 (c. 46) such information on greenhouse gas emissions

 

as may be specified in the order.

 

(2)    

Any company that is required to produce information under subsection (1) must

 

have regard to any guidance issued under section 80 of this Act when reporting

 

on greenhouse gas emissions.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State may by order provide that compliance with guidance

 

issued under section 80 of this Act will be presumed to constitute compliance

 

with section 417 of the Companies Act 2006 (c. 46).

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State must make provisions under either subsection (1) or

 

subsection (3) before a date to be prescribed by order.

 

(5)    

The expiry of the period mentioned in subsection (4) does not affect the power of

 

the Secretary of State to make further provision by order under subsections (1)

 

and (3).

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State shall, when setting carbon budget pursuant to section 4 of

 

this Act, lay before Parliament a report on any changes to any guidance issued

 

hereunder which the Secretary of State believes are necessary to promote the

 

achievement of any carbon targets.’.

 


 

UK domestic effort

 

Greg Clark

 

Gregory Barker

 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr David Evennett

 

Lynne Jones

 

NC22

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulation set a limit on the use of non-domestic

 

credits to comply with section 4(1).

 

(2)    

In setting a limit under subsection (1) the Secretary of State shall have a duty to

 

have regard to the advice of the Committee on Climate Change.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 28th October 2008                

3513

 

Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

(3)    

An order under this section is subject to affirmative resolution procedure.’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Miliband

 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

Mr George Galloway

 

Dr Evan Harris

 

Mr Don Foster

 

Total signatories: 10

 

Greg Clark

 

Gregory Barker

 

Charles Hendry

 

Lynne Jones

 

1

 

Page  1,  line  6  [Clause  1],  leave out ‘60%’ and insert ‘80%’.

 

Secretary Edward Miliband

 

28

 

Page  1,  line  7  [Clause  1],  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

“The 1990 baseline” means the aggregate amount of—

 

(a)    

net UK emissions of carbon dioxide for that year, and

 

(b)    

net UK emissions of each of the other targeted greenhouse gases for the

 

year that is the base year for that gas.’.

 


 

Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

 

Mr Peter Lilley

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Philip Davies

 

11

 

Page  2,  line  8  [Clause  2],  after ‘change’, insert—

 

‘( )    

levels of carbon emissions in major competitor countries relative to international

 

agreements on targets.’.

 

Greg Clark

 

Gregory Barker

 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr David Evennett

 

70

 

Page  2,  line  8  [Clause  2],  after ‘change’, insert—

 

‘( )    

other matters on which the Committee on Climate Change has advised.’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 28th October 2008                

3514

 

Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

Colin Challen

 

Dr Desmond Turner

 

Mr Martin Caton

 

Mr Tim Yeo

 

Mr David Chaytor

 

Jo Swinson

 

Total signatories: 34

 

Mr Nigel Evans

 

Martin Horwood

 

Colin Burgon

 

Mr Bill Olner

 

John McDonnell

 

Ms Diane Abbott

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

Mrs Linda Riordan

 

Derek Wyatt

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr Chris Mullin

 

Ms Katy Clark

 

Mr Fabian Hamilton

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

Joan Walley

 

Dr Rudi Vis

 

Lynne Jones

 

Dr Gavin Strang

 

Alan Simpson

 

Clare Short

 

Andrew Stunell

 

Mr Marsha Singh

 

Mr David Drew

 

Dr Ian Gibson

 

Mr John Gummer

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mark Durkan

 

14

 

Page  2,  line  15  [Clause  2],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

In making an order under section 2(1) the Secretary of State shall have a duty to

 

provide for a reduction in the net UK carbon account necessary with a view to

 

limiting the global average temperature increase to no more than 2 degrees

 

Celsius above pre-industrial levels.’.

 

Secretary Edward Miliband

 

29

 

Page  2,  line  18  [Clause  2],  leave out from ‘since’ to end of line 20 and insert ‘the

 

passing of this Act;’.

 

Colin Challen

 

Dr Desmond Turner

 

Mr Martin Caton

 

Mr Tim Yeo

 

Mr David Chaytor

 

Jo Swinson

 

Total signatories: 35

 

Mr Nigel Evans

 

Martin Horwood

 

Colin Burgon

 

Mr Bill Olner

 

John McDonnell

 

Ms Diane Abbott

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

Mrs Linda Riordan

 

Derek Wyatt

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr Chris Mullin

 

Ms Katy Clark

 

Mr Fabian Hamilton

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

Joan Walley

 

Dr Rudi Vis

 

Lynne Jones

 

Alan Simpson

 

Dr Gavin Strang

 

Clare Short

 

Andrew Stunell

 

Mr Marsha Singh

 

Mr David Drew

 

Dr Ian Gibson

 

Mr John Gummer

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mr David Drew

 

Mark Durkan

 

15

 

Page  2,  line  36  [Clause  3],  at end insert—


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 28th October 2008                

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Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

‘( )    

The Committee must prepare its advice to the Secretary of State having regard to

 

the methodology used by the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution’s

 

22nd Report, “Energy—The Changing Climate”.’.

 


 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

Lynne Jones

 

2

 

Page  3,  line  29  [Clause  5],  leave out ‘26%’ and insert ‘35%’.

 

Colin Challen

 

Dr Desmond Turner

 

Mr Martin Caton

 

Mr Tim Yeo

 

Mr David Chaytor

 

Jo Swinson

 

Total signatories: 32

 

Mr Nigel Evans

 

Martin Horwood

 

Colin Burgon

 

Mr Bill Olner

 

John McDonnell

 

Ms Diane Abbott

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Mr Austin Mitchell

 

Mrs Linda Riordan

 

Derek Wyatt

 

Paul Farrelly

 

Mr Chris Mullin

 

Ms Katy Clark

 

Mr Fabian Hamilton

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

Joan Walley

 

Dr Rudi Vis

 

Lynne Jones

 

Clare Short

 

Andrew Stunell

 

Mr Marsha Singh

 

Mr David Drew

 

Dr Ian Gibson

 

Mr John Gummer

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Mark Durkan

 

17

 

Page  3,  line  29  [Clause  5],  leave out ‘26%’ and insert ‘40%’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Miliband

 

30

 

Page  4,  line  4  [Clause  5],  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

For the purposes of subsection (1)(a) there shall be left out of account—

 

(a)    

so much of the carbon budget for the budgetary period including the year

 

2020 as the Secretary of State may determine relates to targeted

 

greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide, and

 

(b)    

so much of the 1990 baseline as is attributable to targeted greenhouse

 

gases other than carbon dioxide.’.

 

Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Mr David Heathcoat-Amory

 

Mr Peter Lilley

 

Mr John Redwood

 

Philip Davies

 

12

 

Page  4,  line  12  [Clause  6],  after ‘change’ insert—


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 28th October 2008                

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Climate Change Bill [Lords], continued

 
 

‘( )    

levels of carbon emissions in major competitor countries relative to

 

international agreements on targets.’.

 

Secretary Edward Miliband

 

31

 

Page  4,  line  31  [Clause  6],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The power conferred by this section to amend the percentage in section 5(1)(a)

 

includes power to amend or repeal section 5(4) (which directs that targeted

 

greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide are to be left out of account for the

 

purposes of that provision).’.

 


 

Mr Andrew Tyrie

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

10

 

Page  6,  line  26  [Clause  10],  leave out paragraph (h) and insert—

 

‘(h)    

levels of carbon emissions in (i) other EU states and (ii) internationally

 

relative to those in the United Kingdom.’.

 

Nigel Griffiths

 

Mr David Chaytor

 

Mr Elliot Morley

 

Tony Lloyd

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Total signatories: 62

 

Jon Cruddas

 

Colin Burgon

 

Patrick Hall

 

Frank Cook

 

Glenda Jackson

 

Nick Ainger

 

John Austin

 

Mr Joe Benton

 

Roger Berry

 

Mr Clive Betts

 

Mr Ronnie Campbell

 

Mr Martin Caton

 

Colin Challen

 

Ms Katy Clark

 

Harry Cohen

 

Michael Connarty

 

Jeremy Corbyn

 

Jim Cousins

 

Mrs Claire Curtis-Thomas

 

Mr Jim Devine

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Dr Hywel Francis

 

Mike Gapes

 

Dr Ian Gibson

 

Mr Fabian Hamilton

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Lynne Jones

 

John McDonnell

 

Gordon Prentice

 

Mrs Linda Riordan

 

Alan Simpson

 

David Taylor

 

Mr Paul Truswell

 

Mr Anthony Wright

 

Mr Ian Cawsey

 

Mr Michael Clapham

 

Eric Joyce

 

Austin Mitchell

 

Dr Nick Palmer

 

Mr Robert N. Wareing

 

Joan Walley

 

Paddy Tipping

 

Dr Rudi Vis

 

Mr David Winnick

 

Mike Wood

 

Mr Jim Hood

 

Mr Tom Clarke

 

Alan Keen

 

Mr Chris Mullin

 

Ms Diane Abbott

 

Kate Hoey

 

Martin Linton

 

Mr David Drew

 

John Battle

 

Mr John Grogan

 

Mr Neil Gerrard

 

68

 

Page  6,  line  26  [Clause  10],  at end insert—

 

‘(i)    

the emission of greenhouse gases from international aviation or

 

international shipping that the Secretary of State expects to arise during

 

the budget period, as reported pursuant to section 15(5A).’.


 
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