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Coal Fired Power Stations

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what assessment he has made of the effects on the cement production industry of likely changes in on-site gypsum storage demands at super critical coal-fired power stations; (189689)

(2) what assessment he has made of the effect on the production tonnage of pulverised fuel ash of the development of new coal-fired power stations in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will commission a strategic environmental assessment of the policy framework for consenting to new coal-fired power stations to be (a) carried out and (b) published. (190597)

The Department will not require a strategic environmental assessment of the policy framework for consenting to new coal-fired power stations to be carried out or published.