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Climate Change Levy: Agriculture

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the expenditure on energy efficiency measures by the (a) horticulture, (b) pig and (c) poultry industry which was funded by receipts under the Climate Change Levy to the Carbon Trust. (307501)

I have been asked to reply.

My right hon. Friend has made no such estimate. However, the Carbon Trust (CT) offers energy efficiency advice and surveys in respect of all agricultural sectors including horticulture, and the pig and poultry industries, and publishes a wide range of advice on their website with self help guidance and fact sheets including specific sections for:

Poultry meat


Protected horticulture

In 2007-08 CT also funded the Grow Save programme—run by the Horticultural Development Board—which helps growers reduce the energy consumption of greenhouses.

These activities were funded by Carbon Trust's core government grant as well as other sources of income