§ Bob Spink
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many liquefied petroleum gas refuelling depots there were in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many compressed natural gas refuelling depots there were in the UK in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The following table shows, for the UK, the number of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) refuelling sites in the last five years and the number of publicly accessible compressed natural gas refuelling sites in the last three years.
Year Liquefied petroleum gas refuelling sites1 Compressed antural gas refuelling sites2 1999 285 N/a 2000 610 N/a 2001 1000 13 2002 1200 14 2003 1272 19 1Liquid Petroleum Gas Association 2Natural Gas Vehicle Association
The Government is committed to the uptake of alternatively fuelled vehicles. Government grants are provided for the purchase of both LPG and natural gas vehicles and the installation of refuelling infrastructure under the Powershift programme. Further Government support is provided for alternatively fuelled vehicles through reduced fuel duty for road fuel gases and reduced Vehicle Excise Duty. Alternatively fuelled vehicles may also be exempt from the London congestion charge.