Carbon Emissions: Offsetting

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 19 June 2007.

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Photo of Lord Vinson Lord Vinson Conservative 2:45, 19 June 2007

My Lords, the Minister may be aware that about three weeks ago the Financial Times said that international carbon offset trading was a scam. As the forthcoming climate change Bill is currently in draft, can the Minister assure us that it will give some persons or bodies the authority to check the authenticity of carbon exchange activities?