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Gas Market

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what preparations have been made to expand the gas market throughout Northern Ireland. [15666]

Further extension of the gas market depends on private sector investment. To assist possible future development Government are facilitating a feasibility study into extension of the gas industry to the North West of Northern Ireland and have participated in a feasibility study into Northern Ireland-Republic of Ireland gas interconnection.