Nuclear Power

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 14 November 2007.

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Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office 11:30, 14 November 2007

I have had no such discussions, but my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has consulted widely across the UK, including in Northern Ireland, on whether to give companies the option of investing in new nuclear power stations. No decision could be taken to site a nuclear power plant in Northern Ireland without the agreement of the devolved Administration.