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Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much biodiesel was used by his Department in the last period for which figures are available; and at what cost. (117701)

[holding answer 30 January 2007]: All diesel fuel purchased by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for use in military vehicles and equipment may contain up to 5 per cent. biofuel, in accordance with EU Directive 2003717/EEC. Fuels are obtained in numerous consignments from a wide variety of sources and locations and there is no requirement for MOD to record exactly what proportion of biofuel each supplier uses. The cost of biofuels is therefore not available.