§ Mr. Laxton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what grants are available towards the cost of converting private motor vehicles to be able to use liquid petroleum gas. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The Energy Saving Trust's Powershift programme, funded by my Department, provides grants towards the cost of converting new vehicles (up to one year old) to run on alternative fuels, such as liquid petroleum gas. The value of the grant, which can cover up to 75 per cent. of the conversion costs, is determined by the improvement in emission performance as a result of the conversion. To date, the Powershift programme which is targeted at fleet operators has assisted in the purchase of over 1,000 vehicles.