asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the supply and cost of electricity in Northern Ireland.
The supply and cost of electricity in Northern Ireland have been the subject of a wide-ranging review. As a result of that review, and in fulfilment of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's commitment of 5 March that electricity tariffs in Northern Ireland should be brought more closely into line with those in England and Wales and kept there, my right hon. Friend, the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, announced on 8 May that: