TISC PN34 0506

TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE OFFICE HOUSE OF COMMONS
7 MILLBANK LONDON SW1P 3JA

Telephone: 020 7219 5777/5779

PN 34 of Session 2005-06

PRESS NOTICE

The Government Energy Review: Extension of Committee's terms of reference

On 1 February the Trade and Industry Committee launched the first of a series of inquiries into energy policy, arising from the terms of reference of the Government's review of the UK's medium to long-term energy needs. The Committee decided to concentrate initially on three areas (the particular considerations that should apply to nuclear new build; the implications of increasing dependence on gas imports; and the capacity of microgeneration to meet a substantial proportion of UK electricity demand in the medium and long-term).

In light of the growing reliance of UK electricity generating companies on coal imports, the Committee has now decided to add a further issue:

  • the implications of the increasing dependence on coal imports.

The Committee invites written submissions on the coal issue to be sent to the Clerk at the address above by 5.00 pm on Monday 5 June 2006.

For further information please call the Committee Office on 020 7219 5777/5779.

16 May 2006

ENDS