HC Deb 13 January 2000 vol 342 c238W
12. Mr. Olner

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to increase support for energy crops; and if he will make a statement. [103784]

Ms Quin

On 7 December 1999,Official Report, columns 701–02W, my right hon. Friend the Minister announced plans for implementation of the EU Rural Development Regulation, which included support of around £30 million for energy crops. This will help the Government achieve their targets for greenhouse gas emissions and renewable energy generation.