Topical Questions

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 26th January 2012.

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Photo of Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Labour, Lewisham, Deptford 10:30 am, 26th January 2012

Having been a Minister myself in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, I cannot believe that officials did not warn the Secretary of State and Ministers of the folly of setting a cut-off date before the end of the consultation period. Will he not now apologise to those whose plans have been ruined and whose jobs have been lost, and acknowledge that a review was provided for in the Labour Government’s legislation?