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Government should use economic incentives to encourage green builds - Baker

May 18, 2004 2:07 PM

Norman Baker MPResponding to a report by The Sustainable Buildings Task Force that calls for a cut in stamp duty for homes built with environmentally friendly features Norman Baker MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary, said:

"I welcome this report. It is right to provide incentives for good environmental practice and the Government should be doing much more develop this.

"I am proposing an adjournment debate on Wednesday (19th May) which will call on the Government to make more use of economic instruments to encourage environmental improvements.

"It is time for the Government to take the environment seriously and ensure it explores all options to encourage people to think green."