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Electric Cables

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of placing underground (a) new and (b) existing electricity transmission lines; (282406)

(2) when his Department last assessed the need to retain all parts of the overhead electricity transmission and distribution network; and if he will make a statement.

Any such assessments are a matter for Ofgem and the network operators and would be carried out as part of the price control review mechanism through which the transmission and distribution network companies are regulated.