Another interesting letter about how our government operates, appearing
in the Daily Telegraph recently ...
Anyone keen to establish the depth of this Government's
commitment to tackling climate change need look no
further than to the Climate Change and Sustainable
Energy Act 2006 which it allowed to reach the statute
books this summer.
Section 4, National Targets for Microgeneration, reads:
(1)The Secretary of State must, during the period
beginning with 1st November 2008 and ending with 31st March 2009
(a) designate one or more microgeneration targets, and (b) publish
a statement of that target or targets.
(2) but subsection (1) does not apply unless on 1st November 2008 the
Secretary of State considers that it would be appropriate to designate
one or more targets under that subsection.
Orwellian doublespeak in all its glory: the Secretary of State must
do something unless the Secretary of State thinks it is inappropriate.
Is it any wonder nothing happens?
Cllr. Christian Vassie, York
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