§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much money he will allocate to renewable energy in the financial years to 31 March 1984 and 1985.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
My Department expects to spend £11 million to £12 million on research and development relating to renewable energy sources in the financial year to 31 March 1984. Expenditure in the following financial year is likely to increase slightly in real terms.