HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 c1889
25. Mr. Lubbock

asked the Minister of Power if he will estimate the average annual increase in maximum output capacity, megawatts sent out, that will need to be provided by the Central Electricity Generating Board and the South of Scotland Electricity Board over the six years 1970 to 1975, inclusive.

Mr. Frederick Lee

The Boards' estimate is about 5,000 megawatts.

Mr. Lubbock

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is about five times as much as the annual increase which is being provided by nuclear sources? Would he urgently re-examine the Government's