Wind Farm Subsidies (Abolition) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:02 pm on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Geoffrey Cox Geoffrey Cox Conservative, Torridge and West Devon 12:02 pm, 6th March 2015

I entirely understand my right hon. Friend’s desire to observe fairness and equity for those turbine developers who already have construction on hand, but will he acknowledge that he should not underestimate the expectation of those on his own side that the Prime Minister and the Government will stand by their commitment to set a clear deadline for the termination of these subsidies, which are causing so much distress across the countryside and throughout constituencies in the south-west such as the one I represent? We must stand by that commitment. We must set a clear deadline, and that deadline must be soon.