§ 11. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what action she proposes to take to encourage(a) operation and (b) development of combined heat and power plants. 
§ Mr. Meacher
A number of new support measures for CHP were announced in the Energy White Paper, recognising the important role that CHP has to play in helping the UK tackle climate change and the difficult market conditions the industry faces. Together with the measures set out in the draft "Government's Strategy for CHP to 2010", I believe that these will set the sector on course to achieve our target of 10GWe in 2010.