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Volume 205: debated on Monday 9 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received concerning the burning of orimulsion, and to which power stations they relate.

My right hon. Friend has received a number of representations mostly relating to National Power plc's application to fit electrostatic precipitators in order to use orimulsion as a fuel at its Pembroke power station, and also in relation to the burning of orimulsion at Grain, Richborough and Ince power stations. My right hon. Friend has decided not to proceed further with National Power plc's application until he has received the considered views of Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution.