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MPs to quiz Government on sustainability

MPs on the environmental audit committee have launched an inquiry into the Government’s approach to sustainable development.

They said the low-carbon economy generated more than £120bn in turnover in 2013, but they want to establish what effect the Conservatives’ financial and legislative proposals will have on its progress.

The deadline for submissions is 2 September. The committee in particular wants to hear about the key policies needed to adequately protect the environment, promote growth in the low-carbon sector and improve wellbeing.

Meanwhile, the commons environment, food and rural affairs committee has asked for suggestions on the issues it should hold inquiries into during this Parliament.

It covers the work of Defra and other bodies including the Environment Agency, the Rural Payments Agency, Natural England and the Food and Environment Research Agency.


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