§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made, in considering whether to approve the conversion of Kilroot power station 219W from oil to coal or lignite-firing, of the current capacity of the heavy engineering and plant fabrication industries in Northern Ireland.
§ Dr. Boyson
Following any decision to convert Kilroot power station from oil to solid fuel firing, the placing of contracts for the work would be a matter for the Northern Ireland Electricity Service. The service is very conscious of the importance of using local sources where appropriate.