HC Deb 04 May 1959 vol 605 c13W
79. Mr. Deedes

asked the Paymaster-General when he expects to be able to announce the result of the inquiry held jointly by his Department and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government last October into the route of power lines between Canterbury and Dungeness.

Sir I. Horobin

My noble Friend is at present considering this case and that of the proposed nuclear power station at Dungeness in consultation with his right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government. I cannot say at the moment when a decision will be reached.

81. Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the Paymaster-General why the route for overhead lines is not regarded by the Minister of Power as a relevant factor for consideration at any public inquiry into the proposed site of a power station.

Sir I. Horobin

My hon. Friend is under a misapprehension. My noble Friend's inspectors take full account of possible routes to he taken by transmission lines associated with the proposed power station.

82. Mr. Godman Irvine

asked the Paymaster-General whether an opportunity for representations about the proposed route of the overhead lines from the proposed Dungeness power station will be given before a decision on the site is made.

Sir I. Horobin

The route of the proposed transmission lines from a power station at Dungeness to a sub-station at Lydd and from this sub-station to Canterbury has already been the subject of public inquiries. My noble Friend in reaching his decision will also take full account of the probability that a further transmission line running westwards will be needed.