§ 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.