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Low-Carbon Economy

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to assist in the development of a low-carbon economy.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

A low carbon economy represents a huge economic opportunity for the UK, and is at the heart of 'New Industry, New Jobs', the Government's strategic vision for Britain's economic recovery. Budget 2009 provided £1.4 billion of extra targeted support in the low carbon sector. The Low Carbon Industrial Strategy, to be published this summer, will provide a framework to ensure UK business and workers can compete successfully for the jobs of the low carbon future.

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