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Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will consult the UK biofuels industry on the possible effects of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO); and if she will publish a timetable for introduction of the RTFO. (168166)

The RTFO is due to come into effect in April 2008, as set out in the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order 2007 (SI 2007 No. 3072) which completed its passage through Parliament in October 2007. The Government have consulted extensively on the detail and likely impacts of the scheme. Copies of the relevant consultation documents are available in the House Libraries or via the Department for Transport’s website: