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European Community (British Presidency)

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will make a statement on his term of office as President of the Council of Energy Ministers.

I am today publishing a report entitled United Kingdom and the Community Energy Policy—a record of the United Kingdom Presidency of the Energy Council January-June 1977. Copies have been placed in the Library.In a foreword to the document I state:

"The work of the presidency and the Energy Council over the last six months is set out in chronological order and I have also reproduced a diary of my visits abroad during this period. These visits took me to all the capitals of the Nine for informal discussions on energy policy with my Ministerial colleagues in the Community. The only exception was

equipment for Drax B by manufacturers at the GEC factory, Fazakerley;

(2) if he will ensure that the power engineering equipment for Drax B will be manufactured at the GEC factory in Fazakerley; and if he will make a statement.

No decisions have yet been taken about how an order for Drax B would be placed.