HL Deb 06 June 2000 vol 613 c148WA
Lord Williams of Elvel

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are satisfied that the applicants for planning permission to construct a wood-burning power plant at Newbridge-on-Wye have given full and true answers to the Fourth Renewables Tranche questionnaire, particularly in respect of unreleased covenants affecting the land in question. [HL2571]

Baroness Farrington of Ribbleton

Through OFGEM, the Department of Trade and Industry has very recently received a request to conduct an investigation under Section 59 of the Electricity Act 1989 on the accuracy of the completion of the Fourth Renewables Tranche questionnaire by the applicants seeking planning permission for a wood-burning power plant at Newbridge-on-Wye. The department has not yet decided whether an official investigation under Section 59 of the Act is to be launched.

If it is decided to launch an investigation, then the points you raise would be fully addressed in any such investigation.