HC Deb 01 May 1947 vol 436 c255W
14. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what will be the estimated annual additional operating cost of generating electricity through using oil fuel at the new Bankside power station.

Mr. Shinwell

The increase in operating costs due to oil firing cannot be assessed until the contract for the supply of oil has been made, and I would remind the hon. Member that the station will not be completed for about three years. The increase will be partly offset by savings in the cost of construction.