HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c2W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on how he intends to implement the EU Biofuel Directive. [72936]

Mr. Jamieson

Negotiations on the precise drafting of the Biofuels Directive are currently underway and the final form of the Directive has still to be agreed. Negotiations so far indicate it is likely that the key measure in the final version will be a requirement for member states to set indicative targets for 2005 and 2010 for the use of biofuels in transport. Transposition into UK law is likely to be via Regulations under the European Communities Act 1972.

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