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Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 19th March 2015.

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Photo of Edward Davey Edward Davey The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 9:30 am, 19th March 2015

I am grateful to the right hon. Lady who makes a serious point about the impact of climate change on some of the most vulnerable people on our planet. We need to lead in the world, as indeed we are doing. She will also know that not only the Liberal Democrats but the Prime Minister, on behalf of the

Conservative party, and the Leader of the Opposition recently signed a letter to confirm their support for the Climate Change Act 2008. That had huge consensus across the House—

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As Mr Lilley notes, five people voted against it, and nine Members also voted against the Energy Act 2013, which I put through the House and is the practical way of delivering on the Climate Change Act 2008. It is important that the world understands that across the parties there is a lot of agreement on this issue.