[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 Joan Walley Joan Walley Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North 3:30 pm, 5th June 2008

I have been listening very carefully to my hon. Friend. Does he agree that it is important that we have a vision and a goal and that we take action? However, when we take that action it is important that we put in the necessary sustainability standards; otherwise, that action will distort the very objective that we seek to achieve. I agree with him that we need those standards, but we need to get them right. We do not want the Government to rush ahead until they have the standards and safeguards there.