§ Mr. Denis Murphy
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by the Government in each of the last five financial years on the research and development of clean coal technology. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The expenditure by my Department in respect of research and development of cleaner coal technologies is shown in the table.
Year £ million 1994–95 8.0 1995–96 7.8 1996–97 6.9 1997–98 3.1 1998–99 2.9
Provision for 1999–2000 is £3.7 million, and planned expenditure for 2000–01, as published in Energy Paper 67, is £4.0 million. All figures are net.