Jim Shannon

Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

DUP MP ar gyfer Strangford

@JimShannonMP https://facebook.com/Jim-Shannon-MP-477928115581090

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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Jim Shannon generally voted against measures to prevent climate change

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Major votes

  • On 20 Chw 2024: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio rejecting a climate change test for new oil and gas licences - requiring new licences to be compatible with the latest IPCC report on limiting warming to 1.5 C. Show vote
  • On 20 Chw 2024: Jim Shannon Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill: Third Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Rha 2023: Jim Shannon Fe wnaeth pleidleisio no ar Draft Vehicle Emissions Trading Schemes Order 2023 Show vote
  • On 10 Ion 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Rha 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 3 Tach 2021: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Hyd 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 7 Meh 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Mai 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio not to ban the burning of certain types of vegetation in almost all upland areas with peat soils in England. Show vote
  • On 26 Ion 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Ion 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Tach 2020: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Hyd 2020: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Agriculture Bill — New Clause After Clause 42 — Contribution of Agriculture and Associated Land Use to Climate Change Targets Show vote
  • On 29 Med 2020: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Mai 2016: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Housing and Planning Bill — New Clause — Permitted Carbon Dixoide Emission Rate for New Homes Show vote
  • On 14 Maw 2016: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 3 — Carbon Capture and Storage Strategy for the Energy Industry Show vote
  • On 14 Maw 2016: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — New Clause 8 — Setting a Decarbonisation Target Range Show vote
  • On 26 Hyd 2015: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 42 — Vehicle Tax — Relation to Carbon Dioxide Emissions — Surcharge for Vehicles Costing Over Forty Thousand Pounds Show vote
  • On 8 Med 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Gor 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against 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 Gor 2015: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to apply the tax on non-domestic electricity supplies known as the climate change levy to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 4 Rha 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against allowing carbon dioxide emissions limits to be set in respect of existing stations which fit pollution abatement equipment. Show vote
  • On 4 Meh 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to require the setting of a target range for the amount of carbon dioxide (or other greenhouse gases) produced per unit of electricity generated. Show vote
  • On 4 Meh 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 3 Meh 2013: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Energy Bill- Clause 42 — Exemption from Carbon Dioxide Emission Limits During Commissioning of Electricity Generation Plants Using Carbon Capture and Storage Show vote
  • On 19 Rha 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to reform the energy market with regard to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, securing supply, affordability for consumers and increasing generation from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 17 Hyd 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to require the the UK Green Investment Bank to explicitly act in support of the target of reducing UK carbon emissions to 20% of 1990 levels by 2050. Show vote
  • On 17 Hyd 2012: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against establishing a Green Investment Bank, strengthening copyright law relating to commercialised works, encouraging employment disputes to be settled outside of tribunals, and other business related reforms. Show vote
  • On 11 Meh 2012: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading 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 Meh 2019: Approval of SI setting 2050 Net Zero target date Show Decision

Minor votes

  • On 18 Mai 2022: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 23 Tach 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against NHS reforms and reorganisations intended to ensure integration and coordination both within the NHS and between the NHS and local councils and against making virginity checking and hymen reconstruction an offence. Show vote
  • On 14 Gor 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Gor 2021: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 5 Chw 2020: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Hyd 2019: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Meh 2019: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio 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 Med 2016: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to allow the Treasury to increase VAT on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 Mai 2016: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio against reducing the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes and instead requiring a review of minimum energy performance requirements. Show vote
  • On 4 Meh 2013: Jim Shannon wedi pleidleisio to allow financial incentives for small-scale low-carbon generation of electricity to be paid to plants which were previously too big to be eligible. Show vote
  • On 14 Med 2011: Jim Shannon was absent for a vote on Energy Bill — Clause 42 — Bring Forward Date Landlords of Private Rented Homes Must Follow Domestic Energy Efficiency Regulations Show vote

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