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Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 26th January 2012.

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Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change 10:30 am, 26th January 2012

The reason we have created marine energy parks is to bring together resources in a co-ordinated and strategic fashion, which has not happened in the past. My hon. Friend’s point is extremely well made and very valid. I expect a significant part of the Department’s research budget—£20 million—to be set aside for wave and tidal technology and to flow to his part of the world.