24 Nov '11, 9am

Disappointing news about the attempt to save solar energy installation incentives

The Commons debate attempting to block the government's controversial decision to slash incentives for solar installations was comfortably defeated last night, after a mooted rebellion from Lib Dem backbenchers failed to materialise. Reports had suggested up to 40 coalition MPs were angry with the government's handling of the proposed reforms, which controversially will come into effect before the end of the official consultation period on 23 December. FURTHER READING Exclusive: Government to announce multi-million pound Green Deal support package Smoke, mirrors and the changing definition of "green taxes" However, the government secured a comfortable majority, defeating the Opposition motion by 292 to 220, a majority of 72. It is thought that no coalition MPs voted against the government, although a small number abstained, including Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith. Respondi...

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