HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 cc49-50WS
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Prime Minister which Government Department is responsible for the formulation of Government policy on biofuels. [134369]

The Prime Minister

This is a wide-ranging issue in which a number of Departments have an interest.

The Department of Trade and Industry, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Transport work closely in promoting the Government's policy objectives for the increased use of biofuels.

As with all tax issues, responsibility for the fiscal regime on biofuels rests with HM Treasury.