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Nuclear Power: Northern Ireland

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) meetings and (b) discussions he and his predecessor with responsibility for nuclear energy has had with the Minister for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in the Northern Ireland Executive on the implications for electricity consumers in Northern Ireland of the Government's decision on the future of nuclear generation in Great Britain in the last 12 months; and what correspondence has been undertaken between his officials and those of his predecessor department and officials in the Northern Ireland Executive on the matter over that period. (228680)

None, but officials in the Department have been in regular touch with officials in the Northern Ireland Executive on matters relating to new nuclear including on the justification process, the strategic siting assessment process and criteria and the Energy Bill.