HC Deb 03 July 1992 vol 210 c712W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make representations to the power generating companies to ensure that flue gas desulphurisa-tion equipment and scrubbers are fitted to all power stations in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Maclean

implementation of integrated pollution control under part I of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, for power stations and other prescribed processes, is a matter for the chief inspector of Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution, subject to any directions or other requirements laid on him by the Secretary of State. These include the Secretary of State's national programme and plan for implementation of the EC large combustion plants directive. The plan includes a commitment to the retrofitting of 8,000 MW of electricity generating capacity with flue gas desulphurisation.