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Dundee LibDems slam Labour over climate change

March 3, 2007 6:40 AM
Allan Petrie

Allan Petrie slams Labour over climate change

Dundee Liberal Democrats have today (Saturday 3rd March) slammed the Labour Westminster Government for deciding to downgrade the Climate Change Bill promised in the Queen's Speech, to only a draft bill.

The Climate Change Bill will now be presented as merely a draft bill going for pre-legislative scrutiny before a joint committee. This means that the Bill will be postponed to next year at the earliest.

Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary, Chris Huhne MP, said, "David Miliband promised a Climate Change Bill this year, and even postponed the key Marine Bill in order to make Parliamentary time for it.

"Now the Government has announced that we will have neither the Climate change Bill nor the Marine Bill this year. This is not just a climb-down but a total shambles."

Here in Dundee, LibDem spokesperson Allan Petrie said, "This again shows Labour's lack of real concern about the urgency of climate change."

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