§ Mr. Butler
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when the report of the wave energy review will be published; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
I have today placed a copy of the main report of the wave energy review in the Libraries of both Houses.
The review, which has been overseen by the wave energy steering committee, which has independent members, has involved close liaison with the wave energy teams included in the review. There is generally good agreement with the wave energy teams over the methodology and values in the review.
I will now consider the report in the light of the report of the renewable energy advisory group and in the context of the Government's energy policy and the coal review and will announce decisions in due course.