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Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 8th April 2010.

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Photo of Lynne Jones Lynne Jones Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak 10:30 am, 8th April 2010

Humankind is borrowing from the earth's capital at a rate that threatens the very viability of our planet. Although we do not yet have an agreed currency for the environmental deficit, does the Secretary of State agree that tackling that deficit is as vital as tackling the fiscal deficit? How are we doing in this country in meeting Lord Stern's recommendation that we should have a carbon constraint on the economy equivalent to 2 per cent. of GDP if costs are not to be even higher in the long run?

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