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Environment Protection: Employment

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of the 1.2 million green jobs the Government plans to create by 2020 which are likely to be in Scotland. (318615)

The figure of 1.2 million green jobs in the UK is an estimate of the potential growth in employment by 2014-15 based on an analysis of the Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) sector (Innovas, March 2009, “Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services: An Industry Analysis”).

While the Innovas study calculates that there were 73,000 people in the LCEGS sector in Scotland in 2007-08, it does not provide estimates of employment numbers at a country level in 2014-15.