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Carbon Emissions: Departmental Coordination

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1847W, on carbon emissions, what cross-departmental co-operation her Department is supporting. (281306)

The Department for Energy and Climate Change is responsible for the formulation of Government policy on addressing carbon emissions.

The Cabinet Office’s role is to support the co-ordination of Government policy. It does so by supporting Cabinet and Cabinet Committee system, which provides a framework for the collective consideration of, and decisions on, major policy issues and questions of significant public interest.

Information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees, including when and how often they meet, is generally not disclosed as to do so could harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.