Clause 8 - Microgeneration and access to green energy certificates

Part of Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 25 Ionawr 2006.

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Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry 4:30, 25 Ionawr 2006

Of course I could, and in some detail—but I am reluctant to hold up the Committee. Seriously, if I am allowed, I could write to the hon. Lady about that, and if necessary, I will copy the letter to the Committee. It is still fairly early days on that point, but I will consider the matter.

The hon. Member for Kettering (Mr. Hollobone) made a useful contribution. I think that he was venturing into the territory of smart meters. Although that is not the subject of the Bill, and I am not equipped to say much about it, that issue—which is not without its difficulties in terms of investment—is, to use the phrase again, very much on our radar screen, and is important.

In summary, we oppose clause 8 standing part of the Bill, but we support new clause 10.