Tories have no plan for green growth and jobs
Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh led a House of Commons debate on 26 October on the Government's record on environmental protection and green growth. Watch the debate here
The transcript is available here
Mary said "Last week 29 environmental charities published their Nature Check report that showed the Government is meeting just two of its 16 climate change targets. People across the country who voted blue have started to question the Government's environmental record."
"The Tory-led Government’s split on green issues means they are in danger of losing the green legacy left by Labour. George Osborne’s out of touch ‘go slow’ on green issues has is holding up the business investment we need to build the new green economy, create jobs and tackle climate change. The forest sell-off, the debacle over planning reforms, and lack of ambition to boost recycling, shows the Government is behind the curve on protecting the environment and creating green jobs."