HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 c10W
Mr. Lidington

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is his policy that the proposed scheme for a research and development tax credit for larger companies should incorporate environmental criteria. [38572]

Dawn Primarolo

The objective of the proposed tax credit is to raise the level of research and development in the UK, leading to improved competitiveness and quality of life. Qualifying expenditure will include environmentally beneficial research and development.