Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:59 pm on 10 September 2020.

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Photo of Darren Jones Darren Jones Chair, Business and Trade Committee, Chair, Business and Trade Committee 12:59, 10 September 2020

I thank the hon. Lady for my elevation to the Privy Council, for which one can only hope. I agree absolutely that the consensus in the report and in our conversations on the Committee is that our economic recovery from the pandemic and our transition to net zero are no longer distinct issues but one and the same. They have to be embedded, and that requires Government to work in partnership with business. Some sectors will be affected more than others, and it will be difficult for some important parts of the British economy to make these changes, but I am confident that we can make them together. I know we will do that work on the Committee and bring forward proposals for the Government to do so.