[Mr. David Amess in the Chair] — Biofuels

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:30 pm on 5th June 2008.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud 3:30 pm, 5th June 2008

My main justification for speaking today is to argue for some balance in the way in which policy evolution takes place, for that reason. Of course the biofuels policy has to be sustainable. It has to be sustainable not just here but in the wider world. Again, I am sure that this debate has to be had in Brazil. If it is not, then, to me, the choice between death by poisoning or death by slashing our wrists is still death. If we suddenly believe that we have to do something about food prices because that is the only problem now facing us and we then forget our carbon obligations, it does not save us in the long run because we are going in the same direction.