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Power Stations: EU Law

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1330W, on power stations: EC law, what recent discussions the Environment Agency has had with plant operators on the application of derogations from the EU large combustion plant directive. (269205)

The Environment Agency has had no recent discussions with plant operators specifically on derogations from the EU large combustion plant directive and no plant operators have indicated that they will be applying for such derogations. All previously granted derogations have now ceased.