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Last July the Department of Transport announced that it was to roll-out a scheme to fund more charging points for vehicles across the country.

Towns in Delyn are already beating the UK Government on this. Holywell recently installed its new charging point, making it an even better place than it already is to stop off and visit, through a Town Council scheme in partnership with Tesco.

Sadly, the lack of answer from the Minister spoke a thousand words. Instead of telling us how many points have been installed since last July he simply pointed out that another scheme was to be announced. Announcements and fanfare are all well and good, but we need action to tackle climate change. We need to move away from petrol and diesel towards electric and hydrogen and this can only be done if the infrastructure is in place.

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In a very busy chamber, I asked the Secretary of State for BEIS what action he will be taking to ensure that there are more charging points for electric vehicles in rural areas.

In Flintshire there are only two charging points for the whole county meaning that we cannot benefit from this technology. If we are going to cut our carbon emissions and embolden the next generation of car manufacture techniques we need to be supporting this technology not hindering it.