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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Conservative, Witney 10:39 am, 18th July 2019

We all know that helping the environment is the greatest challenge of our time, but we cannot just leave the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to crack on with its work when we need reforms of planning systems so that we can have solar panels on houses, and reforms of transport infrastructure so that air quality is improved in places such as Chipping Norton. Can we have a series of debates in Government time so that we can examine how climate change and environment issues can be tackled holistically across Government?