HC Deb 06 May 1999 vol 330 cc437-8W
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. [82380]

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 Vehicle programme which is supporting over £25 million of innovative research to develop the technologies needed for the next generation of more sustainable vehicles.