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Dear House of Commons,

Please provide me with a list of MPs who attended the climate change debate at the House of Commons on 28th February 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Bennett

FOI Commons, House of Commons

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From: Anthony Bennett <[FOI #557743 email]>
Sent: 02 March 2019 12:48
To: FOI Commons <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Climate Change Debate February
2019

 

Dear House of Commons,

Please provide me with a list of MPs who attended the climate change
debate at the House of Commons on 28th February 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Bennett

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Dear Mr Bennett,

 

Freedom of Information Request F19-114

 

Thank you for your request for information as copied below. You have asked
the House of Commons for a list of MPs who attended a debate on climate
change in the House of Commons’ Chamber on 28 February 2019. We have
interpreted this to refer to the debate titled “Net Zero Carbon Emissions:
UK’s Progress.”

 

This information is not held by the House of Commons.

 

Members of Parliament are not obliged by parliamentary rules to attend the
House at any time.  Political parties may make demands of their MPs, but
that is a matter for them.

 

Therefore no records are kept of a MP's attendance at Parliament; however
you may be able to look at a MP's voting records to ascertain their
attendance in the Chamber, although this may give you a distorted picture
of their attendance as they may be present in the chamber and decide not
to vote (abstentions are not recorded in Hansard). Likewise, the
transcript of debates in the House, known as Hansard, records only those
Members who speak.

Hansard is available on the parliamentary web site here:
[1]https://hansard.parliament.uk/.

 

Erskine May, the authority on parliamentary procedure states:

 

"On ordinary occasions the attendance of Members in Parliament is not
enforced by either House.  In the House of Lords the name of every Lord
present during the sitting of the House is taken down each day by the
Clerks and entered in the Journals. In the Commons ensuring attendance has
become a function of party machinery, and the Whips of the various parties
make it their duty to secure adequate representation for all important
divisions. The Minutes of Committees include attendance lists and these,
together with the publication of division lists and records of debate in
the Official Report, allow Members to demonstrate their regular attendance
in Parliament."

 

It may interest you to know that the record of this debate in Hansard,
including the name of all Members who contributed, can be found here:
[2]https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/20....

 

Further, footage of the debate can be viewed here:
[3]https://parliamentlive.tv/Search?Keyword...
beginning at 14:35:20 which may give you further information regarding
Members attending the Chamber during the debate.

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

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From: Anthony Bennett <[8][FOI #557743 email]>
Sent: 02 March 2019 12:48
To: FOI Commons <[9][email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Climate Change Debate February
2019

 

Dear House of Commons,

Please provide me with a list of MPs who attended the climate change
debate at the House of Commons on 28th February 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Anthony Bennett

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