HC Deb 29 October 1980 vol 991 cc286-7W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied with the administrative co-ordination between the Departments of Energy, Environment, Industry and Trade in connection with research and development and exploitation of the potential for energy savings, environmental improvement and for export sales of battery-driven vehicles of all sizes; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

The Departments mentioned, as well as the Department of Transport, all have an interest in the development of battery-powered vehicles. I am satisfied that inter-departmental liaison and co-ordination is adequate to take all the relevant interests into account.