Lithium: Cornwall

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Steve Double Steve Double Conservative, St Austell and Newquay

What assessment he has made of the potential contribution of lithium extraction in Cornwall to achieving the aims of the Industrial Strategy.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

I am very aware of Cornwall’s contribution to the UK economy and I welcome any responsible exploitation of its natural resources including lithium which as my hon Friend knows is a key element in battery technology. That technology has great potential, which we are backing with £246m through a Faraday Challenge to boost expertise in the UK.

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