§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how her Department was represented at the 69W European Conference for Renewable Energy—Intelligent Policy Options, held in Bonn on 19 to 21 January; and what response she plans to make to the recommendations and conclusions of the conference. 
§ Mr. Timms
The Director of Energy Innovation and Business Unit represented DTI at the Berlin Conference.
We note the conclusions and recommendations of the conference, which will form the basis of a more detailed discussion at the upcoming International Conference for Renewable Energies, Bonn, 1 to 4 June, 2004, the preparations for which are already under way. The Government support efforts at the international level to strengthen commitment to achieving progress on the penetration of renewable in the energy market.