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My Lords, like everyone, I welcome the introduction of full electric vehicles, but the Secretary of State said: “We want to see a circular economy for electric vehicles.”—[Official Report, Commons, 1/3/21; col 33.] However, he also said, “If we attain that”. Can the Minister give us an assurance that the Government are looking into how this can be achieved? A recent report by the...
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review, published on 2 February.
My Lords, I thank the Minister very much for her reply. I am very glad to hear that the Government welcome this extremely important review, which looks at the loss of biodiversity through an economic lens. But if we are indeed to act on this report, have the Government assessed what mechanisms can be put in place to ensure that the principles of the report are adhered to? For example, will...
Entered the House of Lords on 9 July 2018
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