Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 14th January 2009.

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Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party 11:30 am, 14th January 2009

I am grateful to my hon. Friend, and I look forward to visiting Bristol very soon. As for the environment, my hon. Friend is absolutely right. I believe that as we come out of this downturn, one of the triggers for further growth can be investment in the environment. We are going to invest in green and environmental technologies: on that we have an agenda in common with President Obama. I believe that when we meet at the G20 summit in April there will be general agreement that one of the ways in which we can increase demand in the world economy and create jobs for the future is by investing in our environmental industries, and we will certainly do that.

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Garry Lelliott
Posted on 15 Jan 2009 5:13 pm (Report this annotation)

How exactly does building another runway at Heathrow provide 'investment in the environment'?
BAA have not only bought the government, but also base their pollution figures on airplanes that haven't even being designed, let alone flying. It's about time our glorious leader realised that this one decision alone leaves Labour's green credentials in tatters, and that we long worked out that the recent raft of 'green' taxes are nothing more than yet another raid on our hard-earned money.