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'Government needs to set proper climate change goals'


THE GOVERNMENT needs to set proper goals to tackle climate change, the key construction fringe meeting at this year's Labour Party conference was told.

Held under the name Construction Umbrella Bodies, representatives from the Construction Industry Council, the Construction Confederation and the Construction Products Association told building regulations minister Angela Smith to stop meddling.

Construction Products Association spokesman Simon Storer said: 'What the construction industry wants is for the Government to set five, 10, or 15-year plans. We need more regulation, not tinkering with minimising waste.'

The minister was told that her Government needs to stop 'micromanaging' the construction industry's efforts to stop climate change.