Oral Answers to Questions

Richard Benyon Excerpts
Thursday 25th July 2019

(1 year, 2 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Mr Robert Goodwill Portrait Mr Goodwill - Parliament Live - Hansard

I thank the hon. Lady for that question. The Committee on Climate Change assessed 33 sectors, and we welcome its report. We are committed to taking robust action to improve resilience to climate change. We will formally respond to the Committee’s detailed recommendations in October, in line with the timetable set out in the Climate Change Act 2008, and that will include the way climate change affects communities.

Richard Benyon (Newbury) (Con) Parliament Live - Hansard
25 Jul 2019, 9:36 a.m.

Does my hon. Friend the Minister agree that tackling and adapting to climate change has the virtue not only of being the right policy—making sure that we continue to be a world leader in this regard—but of being popular?

Mr Robert Goodwill Portrait Mr Goodwill - Parliament Live - Hansard
25 Jul 2019, 9:36 a.m.

As we switch the way we support our farmers from the basic payment system to paying public money for public goods, getting action on climate change will be just one of those public goods that we can deliver outside the European Union.