§ 20. Helen Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to support policies on environmental sustainability for manufacturing industry. 
§ Mr. Battle
The Government are determined to help business meet the challenge and seize the opportunities of sustainability. In just the last month, I have announced new funding of around £8 million for a new Sustainable Technologies Initiative, £12 million to kick start a £60 million high tech drive to develop cleaner coal technologies, and the latest phase of the Foresight Vehicle438W programme which is supporting over £25 million of innovative research to develop the technologies needed for the next generation of more sustainable vehicles.