HC Deb 27 February 2001 vol 363 cc631-2W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what proportion of the funds allocated to the Powershift cleaner fuels programme has been spent to date in the 2000–01 financial year, broken down by fuel type of conversion. [150643]

Mr. Hill

[holding answer 26 February 2001]: My Department is providing Powershift with a total of £9.9 million this financial year. In the period 1 April 2000 to 16 February 2001 grants totalling £7.2 million towards the cost of purchasing cleaner fuel vehicles had been offered and accepted with £2.1 million so far actually paid. Information on the detailed breakdown by fuel type is being prepared and I will write to the hon. Member.

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