HC Deb 04 November 1999 vol 337 cc289-90W
Mr. Stephen Twigg

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will announce his decision on Rolls-Royce Power Ventures Ltd's proposal to build a combined heat and power station at Ansty, near Coventry. [97613]

Mrs. Liddell

I have today granted clearance under Section 14 of the Energy Act 1976 to Rolls-Royce Power Ventures Ltd.'s notification to build a 49 MW gas-fired combined heat and power station at Rolls-Royce's Ansty works. The decision has been taken in accordance with the policy set out in the White Paper entitled "Conclusions of the Review of Energy Sources for Power Generation and Government response to fourth and fifth Reports of the Trade and Industry Committee" (Cm 4071).

Decisions on other applications under consideration will be announced in due course.

Copies of the Press Notice and the clearance letter are being placed in the Library of the House.