§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he plans to bring into force the Energy Act 1983 in Northern Ireland.
§ Dr. Boyson
Legislation is being prepared for Northern Ireland based broadly on the Energy Act 1983, and is hoped that a proposal will be published later in the financial year. Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland Electricity Service will continue to treat the provisions of the Energy Act as a code of practice in dealing with proposals from small private generators of electricity.