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Climate Change

Asked about new climate change targets, the PMOS said that the problem was not with targets per se. It was with annual targets. The problem with annual targets was they were subject to fluctuations of the economy and the weather, which meant the targets could not take into account the ebb and flow of yearly emissions. A more likely route to success was to have more medium term targets. This issue would no doubt be dealt with in any future legislation that there might be when Parliamentary time allowed it.

Put that David Miliband had set the stage for legislation to be introduced in the Queen’s Speech, the PMOS asked whether he was being invited to get himself put up at the Tower of London. The mobile phone reception was less good there and might affect his ability brief so he would decline the offer. Asked to remind journalists of the jobs in green technology figure he had given the morning, the PMOS said that he had said that the number of jobs which were associated with green technology in the UK had risen from 177,000 in 2001 to 400,000 in 2006.

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