HC Deb 18 May 2004 vol 421 c834W
18. Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to ensure that shipping lanes are not impeded by off-shore wind farms. [173510]

Mr. Jamieson

Government have assured the shipping and ports industries that offshore wind farms will not be sited where they present a danger to navigation. No offshore wind farms can be constructed without Government consents. Full consultation with the shipping and ports industries will be undertaken before any consent granted.

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