[Mr David Amess in the Chair] — Energy Supply

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 6th September 2012.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes The Minister for Universities and Science, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change 2:30 pm, 6th September 2012

I hear what my hon. Friend says about certainty being a pre-requisite for getting the kind of investment necessary over the term about which we are speaking. The Committee has spoken about that before: its report on the emissions trading system talks about a strong and stable carbon price signal being another component that is needed to achieve certainty and predictability, which are the pre-requisites of investment. Will he explain that to me? After all, I am on a sharp learning curve.