HL Deb 24 October 1979 vol 402 cc193-4WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will help form a technical working party to consider linkages and improvements to the energy supply systems of Britain, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and appropriate methods of finance to the benefit of consumers and of employment in all three areas.

The Earl of GOWRIE

Her Majesty's Government are in regular contact with the Government of the Irish Republic on energy matters and consideration is already being given to the technical and economic aspects of various proposals of this kind.