HC Deb 14 January 1988 vol 125 c347W
Mr. Speller

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will give details of past and current spending proposals for renewable energy research and development supported by his Department over the last five years.

Mr. Michael Spicer

My Department's expenditure on renewable energy research and development over the last five years is as follows:

£ million
1982–83 14.7
1983–84 11.7
1984–85 14.9
1985–86 13.2
1986–87 12.0
1987–88 114.4
1 Estimated.

Note: These figures include expenditure on "waste as a fuel" projects under the Energy Efficiency Office demonstration scheme.