HC Deb 15 March 1977 vol 928 cc130-1W
Mr. Terry Walker

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will provide a breakdown of how funds allocated for the development of solar energy will be spent.

Mr. Eadie

My Department's funds will be allocated broadly in accordance with the relative priorities indicated in the recently published report by the Department's Energy Technology Support Unit, "Solar Energy: its potential contribution within the United Kingdom", Energy Paper Number 16. This will mean that over the next four years just over three-quarters of the £3.6 million allocated will be devoted to water and space heating, some 16 per cent. to biological systems and the remainder to the collection and collation of insolation data.

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