§ Mr. Barry Field
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what representations he has received calling for greater publicity to be given to the green policy of allowing electricity producers to sell surplus capacity via the national grid.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
The Electricity Bill places a statutory duty on the National Grid Company to facilitate competition in the supply and generation of electricity. Under the draft licence to be issued to the National Grid Company, authorised generators will be able to use the grid to convey their electricity. My Department is not aware of any representations of the kind described by my hon. Friend.