HL Deb 27 July 1998 vol 592 c172WA
Earl Attlee

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether their priority in developing an energy policy is to create or maintain the maximum number of jobs in the long term, to minimise prices for the consumer or to minimise pollution. [HL2723]

Lord Simon of Highbury

Our energy policy objective is to ensure secure, diverse and sustainable supplies of energy at competitive prices. That will involve achieving the right balance between different aspects of that policy.