MPs debate jobs and growth in a low carbon economy

06 March 2012

Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint, moved an Opposition debate in the House of Commons on Monday 5 March on jobs and growth in a low-carbon economy

Jobs and growth in a low-carbon economy

The motion in the name of Caroline Flint called on the Government to "bring forward an active industrial strategy for low-carbon growth by providing a stable policy framework to unlock private investment, improving public procurement, developing a low-carbon skills strategy, rebalancing the economy to support growth in the regions and encourage manufacturing, and engaging communities in the transition to a low-carbon economy."

The motion was defeated on a division (Ayes 218; Noes 275).

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, responded on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find parliamentary material on the current economic situation in the Topics and News sections.

Opposition day debates

Opposition days are days allocated in the House of Commons in each session for the discussion of subjects chosen by the Opposition. Seventeen days are at the disposal of the leader of the largest opposition party to decide which topics are debated. Three days are also allocated to the other smaller opposition parties.

The Opposition generally use them to raise questions of policy and administration. Frequently, two separate subjects are debated on an opposition day.

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