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The bill will now have a second reading
Climate change bill pulls through

The government’s climate change bill – the first of its kind in the world – pulled through its first reading in the Commons yesterday despite coming under fire from environmentalists and sceptics. The bill was granted a second reading by 3444 votes to three, but several Tory MPs stood to cast doubts on the existence… Read more »

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Brown calls for reduction in bag use
Brown prepared to ban plastic bags

Gordon Brown has given his strongest indication yet that he could outlaw free plastic bags. Writing in a national newspaper, the prime minister urged all major retailers to do more to eliminate single-use plastic bags. In November, Mr Brown told supermarkets they needed to find ways of cutting plastic use, with the government and retailers… Read more »

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