To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the effect on the (a) economy and (b) security of supply as a result of the delay in approval for the Tyrone-Cavan interconnector.
20 February 2019
The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Act 2018 and associated guidance gives greater certainty to enable NI Departments to continue to take decisions in Northern Ireland in the public interest. The redetermination of the planning application is a devolved matter and falls to the Department for Infrastructure. As such, I would encourage you to contact the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure for further information.