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Carbon Emissions: Business

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on carbon reporting by large companies; and if he will make a statement. (323768)

This year I have received representations from the Aldersgate Group to introduce regulations requiring the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by large companies as soon as practicable. I have also received ministerial correspondence on this subject from MPs and members of the public. Other Departments have also received representations.

The Government are currently undertaking a review evaluating the contribution which reporting makes to the achievement of the UK’s climate change objectives, as required under the Climate Change Act 2008. The review is due to be completed by 1 December 2010. The conclusions of that review will help to inform decisions on whether to make reporting mandatory.