Friday, 4 July 2008

Order in the house - (04/07)

Its not often that the people of New Mills get a mention in the House of Commons but yesterdays Prime Ministers question time changed all that with Torrs Hydro New Mills being shown as a positive example of community spirit - and I quote :

Mr. Speaker: Order.

Tom Levitt (High Peak) (Lab): Will my right hon. Friend congratulate the people of New Mills in my constituency, who later this month will have the first community-owned hydroelectric power station up and running in New Mills? Will he therefore look at the support that the Government give for small-scale community power stations and encourage green energy at a community level?

The Prime Minister: I am grateful to my hon. Friend. We support the hydroelectric power station that has been created in his constituency, and he will have seen last week the paper that was produced on renewables, showing that we had to increase our contribution to 15 per cent. That will be done by wind, wave and solar power, but it will also be done by hydroelectric power.
Well done New Mills !

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