HC Deb 12 June 1992 vol 209 c342W
Mr. McGrady

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will establish an independent energy efficiency agency and a renewable energy agency; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclean

On 13 May the Government announced that they intended to form a partnership with British Gas and the regional electricity companies to establish an independent Energy Saving Trust to develop and propose new programmes to promote the efficient use of energy. My right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade is considering future arrangements for the promotion of renewable energy as part of the current review of renewable energy strategy.