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Environmental Impact Assessments

Volume 406: debated on Thursday 5 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to her answer of 16 May 2003, Official Report, column 462W, on environmental impact assessments, if she will list (a) the support schemes and (b) the criteria to which she referred for assessing the environmental impact of businesses to whom grants are awarded. [116261]

The DTI is involved in 14 schemes which deal with energy efficiency and the environment. Three of these schemes include a grant element and are designed specifically to have a positive effect on the environment by assisting individual businesses. The schemes are:

  • 1. Biowise. Link to assessment criteria:
  • 2. New and Renewable Energy programme. Link to assessment criteria:
  • 3. Solar Power Grants. Link to assessment criteria: