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Energy: Electricity Generation

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 26 January 2010


My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change (David Kidney) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I regret that a date I gave during the adjournment debate on electricity transmission (north Somerset) on 19 January was incorrect. National Grid's consultation on two possible route corridors for a new overhead power line from Bridgwater to Avonmouth was extended until 22 January because of the bad weather. It was not, as I wrongly suggested, extended until 22 July.

I want to make my apologies to the Parliament and to the Opposition spokespeople for the error that occurred during the debate.