HC Deb 24 April 1998 vol 310 cc710-1W
Mr. Gummer

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what comment she has made of the effect on British industry of substituting the 20 per cent. reduction in the greenhouse gases specified in the Kyoto Protocol for the Government's target for the 20 per cent. reduction in carbon dioxide. [38955]

Mr. Battle

The Government plan to publish a consultation document in the summer on a new Climate Change Programme. This will focus on policy options for meeting our legally binding target from Kyoto, but also look at measures that would move beyond that towards our aim of a 20 per cent. reduction in CO2 emissions. We are inviting views from all sectors throughout this consultation process.