HC Deb 31 March 1994 vol 240 c960W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he last met Ministers from(a) Scotland and (b) the Republic of Ireland to discuss co-operation in the provision and distribution of energy; and if he will make a statement about energy co-operation between Northern Ireland and both Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

Mr. Tim Smith

Regular discussions take place with Scottish Ministers on a wide range of issues including energy. Energy matters, particularly electricity, have been discussed with Ministers from the Republic of Ireland from time to time. I continue to support any co-operation in energy matters that may bring benefit to Northern Ireland.