HC Deb 19 January 1981 vol 997 cc22-3W
Mr. Dixon

asked the Secretary of State for Energy when the decision will be taken on the location of the converter station for the proposed 2,000 MW power link between the United Kingdom and France; and whether this will be soon enough to make the project attractive to Electricité de France, the collaborators in the scheme.

Mr. Norman Lamont

My right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Energy and for the Environment have decided to reopen the inquiry into this proposal. The reopened inquiry will now commence on 16 February. A decision will be taken as soon as possible.