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Energy Supply

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions his Department has had with Ofgem on the information the regulator needs to meet the new role assigned to it in the Energy White Paper of analysing the long term energy outlook in order to address concerns about security of supply. (143864)

As explained in the White Paper, the new Energy Markets Outlook is to be jointly run by my Department and Ofgem and will draw on analysis from National Grid, the wider industry and other sources. Information gathering and analytical work is now under way for the first report which will be published in the autumn.