HC Deb 02 July 1985 vol 82 cc137-8W
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.