§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what applications he has received for the continuation of the supply carried by the Lackenby-Picton-Shipton line beyond Shipton; 
(2) if he will make a statement on the requirement for the National Grid to apply for further consents to transfer electricity south of Shipton; 
(3) if the National Grid has obtained the necessary consents for its proposals for the transfer of power supply south of Shipton. 
§ Mr. Battle
The Lackenby-Picton-Shipton line, for which various consents were granted on 26 March 1998, will connect with an existing line from Shipton to Osbaldwick which forms part of the national transmission system and which was granted consent in 1964. This will allow the transfer of electricity south of Shipton. No further applications have been received in respect of this transfer.