Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Mr Edward Davey, made a statement on the Hinkley Point C development consent order in the House of Commons on Tuesday 19 March 2013
Caroline Flint, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
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