§ 28. Mr. Popplewell
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will give an assurance that the electric power generating plant to be built at Stella, County Durham, will be fitted with the most up-to-date smoke and pollution prevention apparatus; and when he hopes similar fitments will be installed at Dunston power station.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
Yes, Sir, I am so informed. The new station at Dunston has the apparatus, but it has not been working properly and the engineers are trying to improve it.
§ Mr. Popplewell
Does the Minister appreciate the satisfaction that the first part of that answer will give? One would like to see the project go ahead as quickly as possible in view of the shortage of electricity in the North-East. Will the Minister see that as far as the equipment at Dunston is concerned the utmost effort will be made to get the apparatus to work again as soon as possible? It is creating a nuisance at present.