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Volume 210: debated on Thursday 25 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures he is considering to encourage the development of alternative fuels, such as biodiesel, for vehicles.

The Transport Research Laboratory is currently reviewing national and international research and experience in the use of a range of alternative fuels for road vehicles. This will include biofuels such as biodiesel.The findings of this review will be used in further work to evaluate possible roles that alternative fuels might play in meeting our future transport needs.