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Energy Policy Consultation

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when she will publish a summary of the responses to the consultation on energy policy. [99674]

The energy White Paper consultation process consisted of two main strands, public consultation and strategic stakeholder consultation.Three methods were used in consulting the public: focus groups, deliberative workshops, and a touch screen questionnaire used at the BBC Tomorrow's World roadshows in Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Glasgow, and also made available via the DTI website. The results of the public consultation were published on 10 October 2002.

Stakeholders were invited to comment on a variety of themes including security of supply, climate change, international issues, energy efficiency and energy supply and distribution. A summary of the results were published on 27 November 2002.

The consultation results are on the DTI website at http://www.dti.gov.uk/energy/developep/.