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 did not see the DEFRA Secretary’s answer, but I would be disappointed if that was the case. I wonder whether he has not read the cross-departmental memo, given the comments of the BEIS Secretary this morning at the launch, who welcomed the report as an important and substantive contribution to Government thinking. We should remember, of course, that BEIS has the responsibility to co-ordinate net zero decarbonisation across every Department, including DEFRA, so perhaps the BEIS and DEFRA Secretaries could talk about the importance of this report.