Statement on Peter Lilley’s Oil Interests

As reported in the Hertfordshire Mercury, here is my latest statement on Peter Lilley’s oil interests:

“Whatever the rights and wrongs of Mr Lilley’s actions that day, it remains true that the energy industry is global and there is an export market for commodities such as petroleum.

“Moreover, addressing climate change is an issue that can only be achieved when the international community works together.”

“It is important that the UK secures its energy supply for generations to come and to achieve this, we need to import less and produce more.

“To tackle climate change, we need to rely less on fossil fuels such as petroleum and more on low carbon and renewable energy sources.

“A future Labour Government would be committed to these goals and to creating an Energy market that works in the interests of consumers.”