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Energy: Business

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Ian Swales Ian Swales Liberal Democrat, Redcar

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the energy-intensive industries due to receive mitigation from the effect of the carbon floor price will be given the opportunity to review any measures before they are announced.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

holding answer 23 November 2011

I am working closely with Government colleagues to deliver the commitment the Government gave earlier this year to create a package of measures to support those energy intensive industries whose international competitiveness is most affected by our energy and climate change policies. We will announce details before the end of the year.

We have welcomed industry's helpful input to the development of the package through the Green Economy Council Energy Intensive Industries sub-group. I have also met several times with chief executives of energy intensive industries here and in Germany. There are no further plans to discuss measures before our announcement.

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