Debate on environmental protection and green growth

27 October 2011

Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Mary Creagh, moved an Opposition Day debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 26 October on the subject of environmental protection and green growth.

Environmental protection and green growth

Opposition days are days allocated in the House of Commons in each session for the discussion of subjects chosen by the Opposition. The Opposition generally uses them to raise questions of policy and administration.

The debate focused on flood defence investment, rural broadband, carbon emissions and green jobs and growth. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Richard Benyon, responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.


Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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