§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to encourage the production of bio-diesel to help the UK achieve its target of 20 per cent. reduction in greenhouse gases; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hill
Many alternative road fuels have the potential to offer significant environmental benefits, and the Government are keen to encourage their wider use wherever it is cost-effective to do so. Bio-diesel has the potential to offer reduced CO2 emissions compared with ordinary diesel. We will continue to keep under review bio-diesel's potential for cost-effective reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from road transport.