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Energy Saving Trust: Finance

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much was allocated to the Energy Savings Trust in the last Budget; and if he will make a statement; (171521)

(2) how much has been allocated to the Energy Savings Trust in each year since it was founded; and if he will make a statement.

DEFRA grant funds the Energy Saving Trust year-on-year, supporting the valuable work it undertakes to encourage and promote the sustainable and efficient use of energy. My Department has grant funded the Trust annually as follows1:

1 These figures show the main grant funding and do not include additional money to the Energy Saving Trust for work they do on managing research and other management contracts.

Funding (£ million)

1996-97

25

1997-98

19

1998-99

19

1999-2000

23

2000-01

22

2001-02

22

2002-03

24

2003-04

25

2004-05

28

2005-06

27

2006-07

27

2007-08

29