Energy Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:00 pm on 29th March 2004.

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Photo of Lord Tombs Lord Tombs Crossbench 7:00 pm, 29th March 2004

My Lords, before the Minister replies, perhaps I may refer to his comment that it is difficult to tax or to apply obligations to overseas-owned companies. Does he accept that in the electricity renewables obligation we do just that with French, German and American-owned companies operating in this country?