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Electricity Interconnectors: Portsmouth

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 184381, tabled on 20 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the (a) Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth and (b) Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility have had discussions (i) in person and (ii) by e-mail with relevant stakeholders on the Aquind Interconnector project.

Answered on

26 April 2021

Information regarding meetings of ministers with stakeholders is published online[1], and there have been no discussions or email correspondence between my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and I, and stakeholders from the Aquind interconnector project.

All applications for development consent are dealt with by the Department in line with Government Propriety Guidance. Neither the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State nor I will have any role in the decision.

[1] https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/beis-ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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