Biofuels: EU Targets

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:12 pm on 20th July 2005.

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Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords) 3:12 pm, 20th July 2005

My Lords, my noble friend speaks with great authority. I recall sitting at his feet during the passage of the Energy Act. He is right that an amendment made to that Bill is of great importance on this matter. It is on the basis of that amendment that we are producing a fresh target for 2010. It is the basis of our robust reply to the European Commission, to which I alluded in my earlier Answer, about our progress on this matter. My noble friend will recognise that the Government intend to deliver against an enhanced target.