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Electricity (Privatisation)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if, when next he meets the chairman of the Central Electricity Generating Board, he will discuss with him the case for the maintenance of the national grid in the event of privatisation; and if he will make a statement.

I meet Lord Marshall regularly to discuss matters relating to the privatisation of the electricity supply industry. Our proposals for privatisation do not envisage the breaking up of the national grid.