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 3:45 pm, 17th October 2012

I am grateful to the Minister for giving way, because although we have nearly run out of time—we knew we would when the Government voted for the programme motion—I want to put clearly on the record the fact that unless the bank’s ability to borrow is included in the Bill it risks being nothing more than a fund, which would be a tragedy. I say again that if the Liberal Democrats want to vote in line with their own manifesto and their party policy, agreed scarcely a few weeks ago in Brighton, they should support amendment 89, which I would have loved to have pushed to a vote.