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Energy: Conservation

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on green workplace initiatives. (143149)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State, and Defra Ministers, have held discussions recently with colleagues from other Departments, such as the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Work and Pensions, on the subject of greening the workplace, as part of the wider discussions on climate change. In addition, Defra co-chairs the Trade Union Sustainable Development Advisory Committee (TUSDAC) with the General Secretary of Prospect. Green workplace, energy and climate change issues are raised through this forum.