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Gas Pipeline

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will commission a study of the feasibility of installing a branch gas pipeline to Northern Ireland from the gas pipeline crossing the Irish sea from Morecambe bay.

The possibility of using natural gas for electricity generation in Northern Ireland is currently being examined. It is too early to speculate on the likely route of any gas interconnector from Great Britain.