Environment & Energy Questions

The most publicly-viewed, and least productive, part of the Parliamentarian's day when Ministers of the Crown are brought in front of the opposition and summarily raked over the coals. Of course, nothing is ever really asked and nothing is ever really answered, but it makes for good theatre.
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Environment & Energy Questions

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Order! Questions to the Secretary of State for the Environment & Energy
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Madam Speaker,

Wildlife in this country is under threat, despite the vital importance of protecting the unique and rare species that our nation is known for. In large part this is due to environmental degradation. Would the Secretary of State be willing to look into proposals to re-forest parts of Britain's ancient woodlands, and look into re-introduce lost species to our wildlands, including Saddleworth Moor?
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I apologise to the Honourable Gentleman. The Environment Secretary is unable to be here today, so I will have to answer for him.

The government makes not just protecting but strengthening the environment a key priority. The proposals floated by the Honourable Gentleman are interesting, and the government will be happy to take them on board and consider them.
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Madame Speaker

County farms since the 19th century have been a route for young farmers to enter the industry. With a rising average age of farmers and the decline in county farm holdings, will the government agree with these benches it is time to end the ability of local councils to sell of county farms.
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Madame Speaker

Does the government believe that it is fair that under Labours Climate Change Levy the biggest polluters are able to strike to deals to lower their bills while the British family has to pay higher bills?
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Madame Speaker

The instability of the middle east and the finite nature of fossil fuels shows us energy security is more vital than ever, what measures are the government taking to secure British energy security?
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Owain Jones wrote: Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:56 pm Madame Speaker

County farms since the 19th century have been a route for young farmers to enter the industry. With a rising average age of farmers and the decline in county farm holdings, will the government agree with these benches it is time to end the ability of local councils to sell of county farms.
Madam Speaker,

We recognize that local authorities are under increasing pressure with regards to land space supply, however the use of county farms should be encouraged where possible.
Owain Jones wrote: Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:24 am Madame Speaker

Does the government believe that it is fair that under Labours Climate Change Levy the biggest polluters are able to strike to deals to lower their bills while the British family has to pay higher bills?
Madam Speaker,

This Government is committed to tackling climate change and the climate change levy on polluters is a key aspect to that fight.
Owain Jones wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:06 pm Madame Speaker

The instability of the middle east and the finite nature of fossil fuels shows us energy security is more vital than ever, what measures are the government taking to secure British energy security?
Madam Speaker,

The government supports the expansion of nuclear energy in the United Kingdom, and we are exploring ways to support that expansion. To provide greater energy security in the UK we must look at energy production from a holistic approach and find ways for energy production to be increased from a variety of energy sources, such as nuclear, wind, tidal, etc
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