Seema Malhotra MP standing at the despatch box in the House of Commons
Seema Malhotra MP standing at the despatch box in the House of Commons

Seema Malhotra, the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers, has responded at the third reading of the Electricity Transmission (Compensation) Bill, which would compensate landowners for disruption to their land when its use is necessary for national infrastructure plans.

Jonathan Reynolds, Labour’s Shadow Business and Industrial Strategy Secretary, has previously raised concerns about the Bill’s impact on “the future financial viability of grid expansion projects and key elements of national infrastructure.”

Seema Malhotra has said:

“We are in a race against time to improve our energy stability and security for the sake of our businesses and the planet. That is why the Opposition have been setting out our plans, and right hon. and hon. Members will have heard the Leader of the Opposition make a speech yesterday. We believe that we need to make Britain a clean energy superpower by 2030. That is relevant to the subject of this Bill, because we should be in no doubt that achieving the urgent mission to have clean power requires us to have a revolution in green energy technologies, to establish storage capacity, to manage peaks in energy demand, to develop new ways of balancing the grid, and to deliver comprehensive improvements to our energy infrastructure in order to expand the grid to new sources of energy.”

Read the full debate on Hansard here.

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