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Bp Power Station

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade which ministers (a) saw the relevant papers regarding, (b) discussed and (c) were involved in the decision concerning the approval for a new British Petroleum gas-fired power station. [17062]

[holding answer 21 November 1997]: Departmental responsibility for applications for consent under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 rests with the Minister for Science, Energy and Industry and the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and it is those Ministers who considered the papers on BP's Salt End power station project and who will come to consider the papers on BP's other proposed power station project at Baglan Bay.