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Fuel Procurement

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to use public transport fuel procurement as a means of creating a market in Northern Ireland for bio-diesel and bio-ethanol for transport purposes. (111668)

The procurement of fuel is an operational matter for public transport providers. Translink, the major provider of public transport services, is currently trialling bio-diesel and is carrying out a review of the technical, logistical and commercial issues associated with its use.