§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when she will announce the areas set aside specifically dedicated to woodland for renewable energy sources.
§ Mr. Jack
The cereals management committee on 15 July voted on a draft Commission regulation allowing certain perennial crops to be grown for non-food uses on set-aside land. This regulation would permit short rotation coppice to be grown as an energy crop on set-aside land. We expect the regulation to be adopted formally by the Commission in time to come into force on 1 September.38W