HC Deb 26 June 1995 vol 262 c454W
Mr. O'Neill

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the current level of funding for research and development for the energy sector by type, including advanced fossil fuel combustion technology. [30076]

Mr. Page

The funding allocated by my Department for energy research and development programmes in 1995–96 is as follows:

£ Million
Nuclear R and D:
Decommissioning and Radioactive Waste Management 5.9
Fast reactor 0.1
Safety and health 2.7
Fusion—including DTI's 15.8
contribution towards JET Safeguards 1.0
Non-Nuclear R and D:
Oil and gas production technology 3.4
Offshore environmental R and D 0.1
Clean coal technologies 7.0
Environment 0.6
Renewable and novel sources of energy 18.0

The final outturns may vary from the figures shown. There is no energy R and D expenditure on advanced fossil fuel technologies other than for coal.

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