HC Deb 08 May 1991 vol 190 cc510-1W
Mr. Wallace

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will state the sources of separate expenditure on renewable energy programmes in or for Scotland in each year since 1979.

Mr. Moynihan

My Department supports an extensive programme of research, development and demonstration of sources of renewable energy where those sources show the potential for economic viability and are environmentally acceptable. For expenditure on that programme, by individual technology since 1979, I refer the hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend the Member for Eastwood (Mr. Stewart) gave him on 26 April at columns 613–16. In 1990–91 total expenditure was over £20 million. Expenditure is distributed throughout the United Kingdom. There is no specific allocation for Scotland.

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