Electricity Interconnectors: Republic of Ireland

Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Danny Kinahan Danny Kinahan UUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions she has had with (a) the Northern Ireland Executive's Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and (b) her counterpart in the Republic of Ireland on steps to ensure the proposed North-South electricity interconnector is delivered.

Photo of Danny Kinahan Danny Kinahan UUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what representations she has made to planning authorities in (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the Republic of Ireland on the proposed 400kV North-South electricity interconnector between County Tyrone and County Meath.

Photo of Danny Kinahan Danny Kinahan UUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment the Government has made of the risks to the security of electricity supply in Northern Ireland posed by the failure to build and have operational by 2020 the 400kV North-South electricity interconnector between County Tyrone and County Meath.

Photo of Danny Kinahan Danny Kinahan UUP, South Antrim

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the Government's policy is on the proposed 400kV North-South electricity interconnector between County Tyrone and County Meath.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

Non-nuclear energy policy is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and the responsibility of Northern Ireland Executive Ministers.

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