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Electricity Interconnectors: Portsmouth

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL1238, tabled on 21 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Aquind Interconnector proposal will be considered by the national security regime which was established by the National Security and Investment Act 2021, including by (1) the Investment Security Unit, and (2) the Secretary of State, on national security grounds.

Answered on

30 June 2021

The Government has a range of legislative and regulatory powers to protect infrastructure and critical services, including the National Security and Investment Act 2021. The Government is aware of the Aquind Interconnector proposal. The Government does not comment on individual transactions and any risk to national security.