Energy Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 7:15 pm on 29th March 2004.

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Photo of Lord Ezra Lord Ezra Shadow Minister, Trade & Industry 7:15 pm, 29th March 2004

My Lords, I thank all noble Lords who have taken part in this short debate. I have noted very carefully what the Minister has said. The important point to emphasise is that this is a new technology. While we have supported CHP earlier, that is fine. But this is a new technology. The production of CHP in its microform is new. It is an area where we are leading in Britain, where every encouragement should be given.

Some measure of encouragement has been given already by the Chancellor. We consider that further encouragement should be given. On that basis, I should like to test the opinion of the House.