New Clause 22 — Interpretation of the green purposes: duty to assess impact on the Climate Change Act 2008

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 3:30 pm, 17th October 2012

I wonder why the hon. Gentleman is insisting on that caveat, as the position shared by his Front-Bench colleagues not that long ago was unequivocal in saying that as of June 2015 the bank should be permitted to borrow. The Opposition are now moving away from that position and I simply do not understand why. They are watering down what was there before and is contained in my amendment 89.