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Renewable Sources

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he has any plans to remove responsibility for research and development of renewable sources of energy from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

No. Responsibility for the research and development programme on renewable sources of energy remains with my Department and the energy technology support unit of the Atomic Energy Authority is responsible for the day-to-day management of the programme. The Secretary of State's advisory council on research and development for fuel and power has very recently reviewed and endorsed the Department's programme on renewables.