Greg Barker

Greg Barker, the climate change minister was heckled and interrupted while making a speech at the Construction Products Association's annual lunch where he spoke about the Green Deal.

During the question and answer session climate minister Greg Barker mentioned builders' merchant Travis Perkins in the context of the Green Deal which prompted an audience member to shout "Travis Perkins are a fantastic business but they are the largest builders' merchant in the UK. What about the smaller builders' merchants?"

Greg Barker responded by saying that the Government wanted SMEs to get involved in the Green Deal. He had already endured a challenging introduction by CPA chairman Bill Bolsover who questioned whether the Green Deal would work. "All I would say is bring it on," he said. "The onus is on the private sector to come forward."