HC Deb 29 November 2001 vol 375 cc1041-2W
33. Rachel Squire

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the prospects for clean coal technology. [16506]

Mr. Wilson

Future coal-fired power generation will need to reduce its current levels of greenhouse gas and other emissions and to this effect the Government support a programme of research and development into cleaner coal technologies. We are also reviewing the case for a cleaner coal technology demonstration plant and are due to report our findings in the near future.