Philip Dunne, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, makes a statement to the House of Commons on the Committee’s Third Report ‘Growing back better: putting nature and net zero at the heart of the economic recovery’ and answers questions from MPs.
Philip Dunne urges the Government to use the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy to support the UK’s defence sector to develop world leading capability, and build on its important contribution to the prosperity of our country.
Philip Dunne urges the Government to ensure rural areas like Shropshire receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to enable them to meet the targets for vaccinating those in hard to reach rural areas where the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is proving especially difficult.
This week, all eyes will be on the chancellor’s budget, where he will decide which fiscal and monetary levers to pull to revive the economy from its greatest contraction in over three centuries. It is crucial that the measures materially help the goal of net zero Britain.
The Environmental Audit Committee, of which Philip Dunne is chair, is calling on the Government to cut VAT on repairs for electrical goods and green home improvements, to help people reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their everyday lives.