HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c74W
Mr. Welsh

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has made to the European Commission concerning the impact of the EC Directive on large combustion plants on the off-shore oil industry. [139155]

Ms Hewitt

My right hon. Friend the Minister for the Environment has represented the views of Her Majesty's Government in discussions on this Directive. Under the Common Position reached at the June meeting of the Environment Council, the Directive would not apply to plant used on offshore platforms.