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

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has strategic responsibility for overall energy policy across the UK and he has organised two public consultations in Northern Ireland in relation to this question. I assure my hon. Friend that in any event it would require the express agreement of politicians in Northern Ireland before any nuclear power plant could be developed there.