HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 c766W
Mr. Helen Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions she has had with Ofgem following their announcement of the possible shortfall in the Roc fund; what measures(a) are being taken and (b) are planned to avoid a shortfall; and what assessment she has made of the impact of this announcement upon the renewables industry. [128870]

Mr. Timms

My officials are discussing the possible shortfall with Ofgem, and with representatives from the renewables industry. Since the extent of any possible shortfall will not be clear until 1 October, it is too early at this stage to assess the impact on the renewables market or to propose measures to address the possible shortfall or to avoid the problem recurring in the future.

In the interim, Of gem are in communication with the administrators over compliance with the Renewables Obligation.