§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the policies set out in Energy Paper 42 remain those of Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Eggar
The Government's current strategy on wave energy is laid out in Energy Paper 55 "Renewable Energy in the UK: The Way Forward". An updated appraisal of wave energy "A Review of Wave Energy", ETSU-R-72, was published in December 1992, a copy of which is available in the Library. A decision on any future United Kingdom wave energy programme will be made in the context of the Government's overall review of renewable energy strategy in the light of the 1992 review of wave energy, the report of the Renewable Energy Advisory Group, the coal review, and Government energy policy generally.