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Government sell off of Green Investment Bank is 'rash and irresponsible' says Caroline

Caroline has critcicised a Government plan to sell off a large chunk of its stake in the Green Investment Bank. 

Government plans, outlined today by the Business Secretary Sajid Javid, could see up to 70% of the bank being privatised. 

In Parliament Caroline asked th

Caroline said:

“The Government’s rash and irresponsible plan to sell off a large chunk of the Green Investment Bank calls into question their commitment to investing in a low carbon economy.

Last week in brief: Protecting bees, fighting austerity, taking action on climate change and more

Here's a brief update of what Caroline did last week. You can sign up to get this emailed to you directly every week. Just email caroline.lucas.mp@parliament.uk with the subject 'email bulletin'. 

March Against Austerity

Blog: Today's climate lobby couldn't be more timely

Caroline met with a number of contituents earlier today as part The Climate Coalition's mass lobby of Parliament. Here's her thoughts on the day:

Earlier today I met several Brighton constituents who came to Westminster as part of the mass climate lobby organised by The Climate Coalition. It was great to see them after I came out of Prime Minister Questions where I pressed for the Parliamentary Pension Fund to divest from coal.

The very existence of adult education is in jeopardy

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party’s MP for Brighton Pavilion, has warned of a crisis in the further education sector as Government plans for swingeing cuts come into force.

Caroline made her comments at the University and College Union’s #LoveFE lobby in Parliament.  The Skills Funding Agency has estimated that cuts could amount to 24% for non-apprenticeship learning in 2015-16. [1]

Caroline said:

Refugee Week: Cities of Sanctuary offer hope in hard times

Yesterday evening Caroline spoke at the launch of 'Sanctuary on Sea'. Here is a blog by her following the launch and at the start of this year's Refugee Week:
 
Last night was one of the most moving in a long time.  I was honoured to have been invited to speak at the launch of Sanctuary on Sea, the Brighton and Hove branch of the national City of Sanctuary movement.

Government surveillance law must be scrapped

Caroline Lucas, the Green Party’s MP for Brighton Pavilion, has called for the Government to scrap the Regulatory Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and replace it with new legislation which complies with international human rights standards.

Caroline's comments come after the publication of the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation’s report on the laws governing state surveillance.

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