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Electricity Interconnectors: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 220822, tabled on 13 February 2019

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.

Answered on

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.