HC Deb 28 April 1999 vol 330 c186W
6. Mr. Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what contribution to the Government's Kyoto commitments she expects Northern Ireland to make. [81286]

Mr. Paul Murphy

I expect the new Northern Ireland Assembly to play its full part in contributing to the United Kingdom's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

May I take this opportunity to tell the House that, in Belfast, 23 schools and colleges have with help from Phoenix Gas, been converted to natural gas which will save 12,000 tons of CO2 over 3 years. This will help children's health and reduce costs.