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Sizewell Inquiry

Volume 35: debated on Tuesday 18 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what consideration has been given to the suggestion made by the inspector at the Sizewell inquiry that he should have his own counsel; and what action he proposes.

I have agreed to a request from the inspector, Sir Frank Layfield, QC, that counsel to the inquiry should be appointed following his advice that this was necessary to assist him and the assessors in the efficient conduct of the inquiry. The Treasury Solicitor has accordingly retained Mr. Henry Brooke QC for this purpose.