HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c202W
Mr. Drew

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will assess the advantages of increasing the level of the fossil fuel levy with a view to encouraging renewable energy services. [28320]

Mr. Battle

The rate of the fossil fuel levy is set in response to expected demand on levy funds. My Department is currently reviewing what would be necessary and practical to achieve 10% of the UK's electricity needs from renewable sources by the year 2010. I will publish the outcome of that review later this year.