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Climate Change

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take by (i) 2012 and (ii) 2020 to adapt to the effects of climate change as they affect her departmental responsibilities; and if she will make a statement. (165038)

Actions the Home Office will take to adapt to the effects of climate change will be in accordance with the requirements set out in the Government's Climate Change Bill. This will augment a similar assessment carried out for the Home Office in 2003 and will follow any cross-Government adaptation policy framework that sets out Government's overall intentions in relation to adapting to the effects of climate change. It is envisaged that regular adaptation assessments will be made in the mid to long-term.