Topical Questions

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Naseem Shah Naseem Shah Shadow Minister (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Secretary of State has taken the extraordinary decision not to challenge the opening of a new deep coal mine in Cumbria. In the year the UK is hosting COP26, we need to show an example to the rest of the world. The application is of national, even global, importance and demands his intervention. Will he now commit to block this disastrous application? If he will not, will he tell the House how he expects anyone to take the Government seriously ever again on tackling climate change?