[Mr. David Amess in the Chair] — Biofuels

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:02 pm on 5th June 2008.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Liberal Democrat, East Dunbartonshire 3:02 pm, 5th June 2008

The hon. Lady is right to identify the reasons for recent rises in food prices, but in the evidence that we received, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food described the production of biofuels in terms of a crime against humanity. Does the hon. Lady not accept that if someone in an expert position takes that view of the issue overall, there must be very serious concerns, which cannot be dismissed?