HC Deb 05 March 1980 vol 980 c206W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will institute studies of prospective alternative fuels for use for road transport in the late 1990s when the strategic road network will be completed and serious oil depletion problems can be expected for the United Kingdom.

Mr. John Moore

The Government already provide financial assistance for the development of automative fuels from coal and the development of battery electric vehicles. System studies are being carried out as part of my Department's biofuels R & D programme on the production of liquid fuels from biomass.

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