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Imported Biomass

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

14. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the sustainability of imported biomass. (202802)

I have regular discussions with my ministerial colleagues about biomass issues.

The UK's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation came into force on 15 April. Fuel companies must submit reports to the Government on the biofuels they supply, including information on levels of greenhouse gas savings, as well as their environmental and social impacts. This information will be published.

20. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the sustainability of imported biomass. (202809)

I have regular discussions with my ministerial colleagues about biomass issues.

The UK's renewable transport fuel obligation came into force on 15 April. Fuel companies must submit reports to the Government on the biofuels they supply, including information on levels of greenhouse gas savings, as well as their environmental and social impacts. This information will be published.