The Economy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:22 pm on 8th July 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 3:22 pm, 8th July 2020

Yes, I would love him to accelerate his efforts, but the truth is that the £3 billion earmarked for green recovery is dwarfed by ongoing Government funding for fossil fuels, whether it is the £27 billion road-building scheme or blank cheque bail-outs for aviation, so does he agree that we should have not one penny more spent on propping up the fossil fuel economy, not just for climate reasons, but because investment in the green economy has a much higher return on investment and is much more labour-intensive?