HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1082W
13. Mr. Robathan

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many applications there have been for her Department's PV grants. [66380]

Nigel Griffiths

Up to the end of June there have been 23 applications under the small-scale individual stream. 17 of these have been approved, including that of the hon Member for Blaby. The first system was installed on a house in Dover in June.

For medium and large-scale installations, the first of our quarterly calls for proposals closed at the end of June. This attracted 15 proposals for grants of around £2 million, representing some 450kW of new capacity. These proposals are currently being assessed and we expect to announce the outcome around the end of July.