Coal-fired Power Stations — [Joan Ryan in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:58 pm on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Conservative, Cannock Chase 3:58 pm, 27th April 2016

I thank all hon. Members who attended the debate, and the Minister for his comments. I look forward to following up on them and going through the issues that I have raised.

In this short time, I would like to thank hon. Members, in particular my hon. Friends from Staffordshire, who were here en masse. I add my support to that of my hon. Friend Christopher Pincher for the dualling of the A5, because, as he rightly said, it affects Cannock Chase too. I thank my neighbours, my hon. Friends the Members for Lichfield (Michael Fabricant) and for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy), who have been incredibly supportive throughout this pretty difficult time with the power station.

The debate has demonstrated that this issue affects Members from across the UK, from Martyn Day to my hon. Friend Kelly Tolhurst. I noticed that cooling towers seem to have a role as a navigation device, whether for drivers or for sailors. I want to refer specifically to my hon. Friend Nigel Adams, who has demonstrated that his constituency is the original northern powerhouse. I thank everyone for their time this afternoon.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House
has considered the future of coal-fired power station sites.