UK Hydrogen Economy

Part of Backbench Business – in Westminster Hall at 3:36 pm on 17th December 2020.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley 3:36 pm, 17th December 2020

Time and again, even when there is the expertise, Whitehall puts new capacity down south, as it did with nuclear. There was considerable nuclear expertise in Cheshire, yet the next development was put down in Oxfordshire. More recently, with vaccine production, Whitehall had a choice between Oxford and the north-east. Once again, it chose Oxford. Must we not change that mindset in Whitehall?