HC Deb 22 March 2001 vol 365 c307W
33. Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment he has made of the costs of burying overhead power lines; and if he will make a statement. [153664]

Mr. Hain

Developing technology is unlikely to provide any immediate help in offsetting the cost penalty that goes with burying overhead power lines.