§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will place in the Library copies of all correspondence and written agreements which he and his Department have had with Electricité de France or with the French Government about the import of electricity.
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 10 December 1993]: The Government are not a party to the agreements governing trade in electricity between Britain and France, which are summarised in the coal review White Paper, Cm 2235, from paragraph 7.95. Since the publication of the White paper the Government have had further discussions with the French authorities on the non-leviable status of electricity imports from France, the transparency of the French energy market, and access for British generators to export electricity to and through France.