Climate Change Policy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:53 pm on 23rd April 2019.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex 7:53 pm, 23rd April 2019

First, I congratulate my right hon. Friend on her outstanding record in her Department, on which I also congratulate my right hon. Friend Amber Rudd. Does the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth agree that one of the things that is essential in a grown-up discussion on climate change is that there should be a proper sense of proportion about what has been achieved and an understanding of what needs to be achieved, which everyone agrees is itself of the first importance? Will my right hon. Friend confirm that the United Kingdom has been among the most successful countries in the developed world in growing our economy while at the same time reducing our emissions, which in itself is a very important lesson for the future?