§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether the handbook on guidance to inspectors presiding at planning inquiries will be given to the inspector who will be presiding at the inquiry for the proposed pressurised water reactor station at Sizewell; whether he has received the letter from the hon. Member for Newham, North-West dated 4 February related to this question; when the hon. Member may expect a reply; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
Conduct of the Sizewell inquiry is the responsibility of the inspector, subject to the rules governing such inquiries laid before the House on 6 January and which came into operation on 1 February. I shall draw the handbook referred to to the inspector's attention. A reply to the hon. Member's letter of 4 February will be sent as soon as possible.