HC Deb 05 July 1968 vol 767 c275W
Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine

asked the Minister of Power in how many cases during the last five years he has accepted the recommendations of his inspector at public inquiries into proposals by the area and generating electricity boards; and in how many cases and on what grounds such recommendations have been rejected.

Mr. Freeson

In the last five years inspectors' recommendations have been accepted in 51 cases, and rejected, wholly or partly, in four. In three cases the Minister considered that a proposed overhead line should be put wholly or partly underground, and in one case that the further exploration of varying routes would not produce better results.