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Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 24th September 2015.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 16 September (HL1984) which states that "decisions on plant closures are a commercial matter for individual plant owners", whose responsibility it is to ensure that the United Kingdom has enough energy supplies to meet expected needs.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The Electricity Act (1989) and Gas Act (1986) place obligations on the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to secure long-term viable supplies and to secure that all reasonable demands for electricity are met.

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