Power Failures: Kent

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Conservative, Gravesham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many severe electrical blackouts were recorded in (a) Gravesham constituency and (b) Kent in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

Major electricity interruptions are reported to the Secretary of State in accordance with regulation 32 of the Electricity Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002.

Since 2002:

(a) one major incident affecting the Gravesham constituency was reported in 2007; and

(b) four major incidents were reported that affected parts of Kent—two in 2003 and two in 2007.

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