Hendry: Energy Bill is due “within the next few days”

Speaking to Parliament Energy Minister Charles Hendry has confirmed the Energy Bill, announced recently in the Queen’s Speech, will be published “within the next few days.” Tim Yeo, Chair of […]

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By Tom Gibson

Speaking to Parliament Energy Minister Charles Hendry has confirmed the Energy Bill, announced recently in the Queen’s Speech, will be published “within the next few days.”

Tim Yeo, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, challenged the Energy Minister that without imminent legislation UK nuclear had “no prospect.”

Charles Hendry said: “I can give my honourable Friend the assurance that the clarity he seeks will be published very shortly, within the next few days.

“When we publish the Bill, we will publish a further technical update, which will provide much of the information for which he asks. We have been very keen that the Bill goes through the process of pre-legislative scrutiny, so that his Committee, the opposition Front-Bench team and others can contribute actively to it.”