HC Deb 07 March 1994 vol 239 c75W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the electricity power failure in Northern Ireland on 3 February; and what steps are being taken to ensure that such an incident does not recur.

Mr. Tim Smith

The causes of the failure are being investigated by Northern Ireland Electricity plc. The director general of Electricity Supply for Northern Ireland and I have asked the company for a report on the matter and on the measures being taken by Northern Ireland Electricity plc to prevent a recurrence.