§ Mr. Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if he will make a statement on his Department's progress in dealing with applications for gas-fired power stations in(a) Anglesey, (b) Baglan Bay and (c) Rassau; 
(2) what assessment he has made of the employment involved in (a) construction of and (b) permanent employment at proposed gas-fired power stations in (i) Anglesey, (ii) Baglan Bay and (iii) Rassau; 
(3) what estimates he has made of the possible investment in Wales resulting from the proposed gas-fired power stations in (a) Anglesey, (b) Baglan Bay and (c) Rassau. 
§ Mr. Battle
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced on 7 April 1999 the decision not to use powers, under section 14(3) of the Energy Act 1976, to 325W defer or halt the Baglan Bay project. No decision has yet been taken on Anglesey or Rassau. Planning, local and environmental issues will be considered as part of the process of obtaining clearance under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989, which has not yet been completed for any of the three proposals.