HC Deb 21 March 1960 vol 620 c16
30. Mr. Lee

asked the Minister of Power how the estimated consumption of British coal in the power stations of the Central Electricity Generating Board in 1965, 1967 and 1970 compares with the amounts of coal estimated by the National Coal Board as likely to be available in these years for electricity generation.

Mr. Wood

After consultation with the electricity industry, the National Coal Board plans to provide for a coal consumption of 55 million tons in 1965 at powers stations in Great Britain. No estimates of consumption in 1967 and 1970 are available, but the National Coal Board will operate the capacity required to meet demand.