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Government 'Hot Air' on climate change challenged by 10:10 debate - Willott

2009 Hydref 20 2:49 PM

Tomorrow, the Liberal Democrats have secured a debate in the House ofCommons on climate change forcing all MPs to vote on whether to commitParliament itself and the entire public sector to cut their carbonemissions by 10% by 2010.

Commenting, Welsh Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, JennyWillott, said:

"What better way for the government to show its commitment to tacklingclimate change than to sign up the public sector and Parliament itselfto the 10.10 target.

"The Liberal Democrats are already committed to reducing their carbonemissions by 10% by the end of 2010. But while some members of theGovernment seem keen, they have shied away from an official commitment.

"Parliament can make 10% cuts in its own emissions by 2010, and so canGovernment. It just needs the political commitment. Tomorrow MPs cansend a clear message to the Government that the time to act on climatechange is now.

"I shall be supporting the motion tomorrow and I call on all MPs to dothe same. The next few weeks and months are vitally important in ourefforts to tackle climate change. The motion tomorrow will send apowerful signal to the Government to take action now".

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