Clause 11 — Matters to be taken into account in connection with carbon budgets

Part of Climate Change Bill [ Lords] (Programme) (No. 2) – in the House of Commons at 7:33 pm on 18th November 2008.

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Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry Shadow Minister (Energy and Climate Change) 7:33 pm, 18th November 2008

As my party colleagues in the Lords made clear and as my hon. Friend Gregory Barker told the House on Report, we welcome the inclusion of aviation and shipping emissions in the Bill. We recognise the existing difficulties in methodology, emission accounting and international law that still trouble these sectors, but we also recognise that the difficulties are surmountable, and that simply ignoring them was never going to be a solution. We welcome the amendments that their lordships made yesterday evening to Commons amendment No. 7 and consider these changes to be a necessary tidying of the Bill as well as a positive endorsement of issues agreed to and voted on in this House on Report.

Question put and agreed to.

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