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Energy: Manufacturing Industries

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 Trade and Industry on development of a green manufacturing strategy. (143150)

Defra Ministers and officials hold regular discussions with the Department of Trade and Industry on various aspects of the greener business agenda and promoting a low carbon, low waste economy. This is reflected in the Energy White Paper and Waste Strategy which build on the Government's broader Sustainable Development Strategy.

The Secretaries of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and for Trade and Industry jointly chair the Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance. The commission was established to advise the UK on the opportunity that environmental protection can present for wealth creation and employment growth.