HC Deb 10 March 1983 vol 38 c500W
21. Mr. Hooley

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has spent on alternative, non-nuclear energy sources, in each of the years 1980, 1981 and 1982.

Mr. Adam Butler

Central responsibility for expenditure on alternative—that is non-fossil as well as non-nuclear—energy sources lies with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Energy. However, Northern Ireland Departments have provided additional support for work which is considered to have particular relevance to the Province. Expenditure in the financial year 1980–81 was £50,000, and in 1981–82 £60,000, with an estimated £143,000 during 1982–83.