HC Deb 03 December 1975 vol 901 c621W
49. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will now make a statement on his inspector's report following the public inquiry into CLNT.

Mr. John Silkin

As my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State said in reply to a previous question from my hon. Friend, the inspectors report took six months to complete, and in view of the detailed consideration which must be given to this report, and the complexity of the outline plan proposals, it is unlikely that we will be in a position to make a statement before the early spring of next year. There has been no change since this and the detailed explanation given to my hon. Friend in a subsequent letter.