Trade and Industry Press Notice No 14

Publication of Report and Press Conference

Inquiry into The Resilience of the National Electricity Network

The Trade and Industry Select Committee will publish its Third Report of Session 2003-04, The Resilience of the National Electricity Network (HC 69-I) on Wednesday 10 March 2004 at 10.00 am.

The report examines concerns expressed about the resilience of the electricity network after a series of power cuts in August and September 2003.

The Committee will hold a press conference to announce the publication in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House at 10.00 am on Wednesday 10 February 2004 where Members of the Committee will be available to answer questions. This is open to the public.

Embargoed copies of the report will be released at 10.00 am on Tuesday, 9 March and will be available to members of the press in the Parliamentary Press Gallery. Copies will be available to witnesses at the Committee's offices. Would witnesses please telephone the Committee Office in advance if you wish to collect your copy. Copies will also be available at the press conference. Further copies may be purchased from the Stationery Office (inquiries: 0870 600 5522) and will be available on our website at the address below soon after publication.

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

8 March  2004