HC Deb 25 March 2002 vol 382 cc680-1W
Annabelle Ewing

To ask the Advocate-General, pursuant to her oral answer of 19 March 2002,Official Report, column 157, (a) what discussions she has had with the Minister of State, Scotland Office in the last two months on the issue of planning consent for new nuclear power stations in Scotland and (b) what account she took of section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989; and if she will make a statement. [45766]

The Advocate-General

I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues concerning a variety of issues. As I have explained to the House on several occasions it is a long-standing convention, adhered to by successive Governments, that neither the fact nor content of opinions or advice given by the Law Officers is disclosed outside Government (even in Parliament).

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