HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c642
33. Mr. Marples

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power how many power plants at present in operation are estimated to be taken out of commission during the present year and during the next five years and the output capacity that will be lost.

Mr. Shinwell

In 1947 and 1948, 91,000 kilowatts of outworn generating plant, which is over 25 years of age, will be taken out of commission in order to make way for new plant. No removals of plant are at present envisaged for the years 1949–50 and 1951.