To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is his Department's policy with regard to the provision of urban sites suitable for combined heat and power stations.
It is for the promoters of urban combined heat and power schemes to obtain suitable sites for CHP stations and to secure the necessary planning consent.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is his Department's policy with regard to the encouragement of the further development of combined heat and power district heating in Britain.
My Department has provided substantial funding towards studies to evaluate the feasibility of combined heat and power-district heating. It is now for the private sector to take its further development forward.