Environment Protection: Employment

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth on 16 July 2019, what information his Department holds on the functions of those 400,000 green jobs.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The Office for National Statistics publishes data on the low carbon economy in the UK, including direct and indirect activity, employees and turnover. Information on green jobs is publicly available in their report, ‘Low Carbon and Renewables Energy Economy, UK: 2017’, published on 31 January 2019.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/bulletins/finalestimates/2017

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