Thomas Tugendhat

Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

Ceidwadwyr MP ar gyfer Tonbridge and Malling

@tomtugendhat https://facebook.com/thomas.tugendhat

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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Thomas Tugendhat almost always voted against measures to prevent climate change

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Major votes

  • On 20 Chw 2024: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Offshore Petroleum Licensing Bill: Third Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Rha 2023: Thomas Tugendhat Fe wnaeth pleidleisio yes ar Draft Vehicle Emissions Trading Schemes Order 2023 Show vote
  • On 10 Ion 2022: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat wedi pleidleisio not 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: Thomas Tugendhat was absent for a vote on Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Hyd 2021: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat wedi pleidleisio 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 Med 2020: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat wedi pleidleisio not to reduce the permitted carbon dioxide emission rate of new homes. Show vote
  • On 14 Maw 2016: Thomas Tugendhat wedi pleidleisio against requiring a strategy for carbon capture and storage for the energy industry. Show vote
  • On 14 Maw 2016: Thomas Tugendhat wedi pleidleisio against setting a decarbonisation target for the UK within six months of June 2016 and to review it annually thereafter. Show vote
  • On 26 Hyd 2015: Thomas Tugendhat wedi pleidleisio 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 Med 2015: Thomas Tugendhat wedi pleidleisio to apply the Climate Change Levy tax to electricity generated from renewable sources. Show vote
  • On 14 Gor 2015: Thomas Tugendhat wedi pleidleisio 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 Gor 2015: Thomas Tugendhat 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

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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat was absent for a vote on Transport — Eliminate Substantial Majority of Emissions by 2030 Show vote
  • On 24 Hyd 2019: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat 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: Thomas Tugendhat wedi pleidleisio to allow the Treasury to increase VAT on the installation of energy saving materials. Show vote
  • On 9 Mai 2016: Thomas Tugendhat 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

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