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Environmental Targets (Acare)

Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the Government policy is on the environmental conclusions, targets and programmes set out in the Advisory Council for Aeronautical Research in Europe's (ACARE) Strategic Research Agenda; and what action will be taken by Her Majesty's Government to implement the programmes recommended by ACARE in order to meet the environmental targets set out in ACARE's Strategic Research Agenda. [109099]

The reply I gave to the hon. Member on 3 February 2003, Official Report, column 20W, explains what action is being taken to implement the environmental programmes recommended by ACARE. Since that date, the DTI has held a UK dissemination event for the Strategic Research Agenda to increase awareness and participation in carrying forward the challenges. In addition, ACARE has set up an `Observation Platform' to monitor implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda by all the stakeholders across Europe. DTI will remain fully engaged in these activities.The Aerospace Innovation and Growth Team is taking particular note of the ACARE Strategic Research Agenda in preparing its environmental recommendations.