HC Deb 25 July 1997 vol 298 c809W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the use of wind energy. [9596]

Mr. Battle

Wind Energy is a vital element of sustainable development and has the potential to make an important contribution to our new and strong drive to develop renewable sources of energy. I expect development of wind energy to lead to the creation of new jobs and access to a worldwide market for renewable energy equipment estimated by the World Energy Council to grow to £50 billion per annum by 2005.

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