§ Mr. Peter Duncan
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations have been(a) sought and (b) received from the Scottish Executive on new UK-wide electricity trading arrangements. 
§ Mr. Wilson
I have been in close contact with colleagues in the Scottish Executive and they fully support moves to create a British electricity trading and transmission market. The project is being taken forward with the full involvement of the Scottish Executive who are represented at my regular meetings with the industry in this issue. Scottish Executive officials also attend the monthly steering group.