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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:37 am on 3rd March 2016.

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Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Conservative, Cannock Chase 10:37 am, 3rd March 2016

In recent months, five coal-fired power stations have announced that they will close, potentially close or partially close: one of them is Rugeley B. The Government have stated that they intend to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2025, but market conditions mean that the closures may come far sooner. May we have a debate in Government time on energy policy and the role that existing power station infrastructure can play?