New Clause 3 - Fuel duty differential for biodiesel

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 8:30 pm ar 26 Mehefin 2012.

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Photo of Stephen Williams Stephen Williams Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol, Bristol West 8:30, 26 Mehefin 2012

I believe that it can be used for the generation of electricity. It could also be used more widely. I have met the trade association, and we have had subsequent conversations. I mentioned that perhaps it could be used for trains in the future. I recently had a cab ride with First Great Western from Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and saw for myself how the company is now saving diesel by coasting at 110 mph from Swindon down to Somerset—it is downhill all the way to Bath and Bristol. It is saving diesel by doing that, and if it were able to use biodiesel from waste cooking oil, that would make a further contribution to the environment.