New Clause 17 - Reporting requirements

Part of Financial Services and Markets Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:45 pm on 7 December 2022.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion 2:45, 7 December 2022

The Bank of England’s climate stress test, published in May, showed that banks need to take climate action immediately or face a hit to annual profits of up to 15%. This is not just about airy-fairy words about the transition, but about banks that, as we have just heard, are bankrolling the fossil fuel industry, which will bring real risks to the finance sector as well as to the rest of the world. Can the Minister say whether he will support new clause 25?