§ 24. Mr. Palmer
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proposals he has received from the Chairman-designate of the Electricity Council for the reorganisation of the electricity supply industry, in 45W substitution for the recommendations of the Plowden Committee; and whether he will issue a White Paper.
§ 27. Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he has now concluded his consultations with interested parties on the proposals for reorganising the electricity industry contained in the report prepared by Lord Plowden.
§ Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
As my right hon. Friend said in reply to Questions by both Members on 19th July, the Government are still considering the report. He is consulting the Chairman-designate of the Electricity Council, among others, about what action should be taken in the light of the Plowden Committee's recommendations. He will announce the Government's conclusions as soon as possible.