HC Deb 22 May 1947 vol 437 c275W
66. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power by how much, and by what percentage, the cost of using oil in the completed new power station on Bankside will exceed the cost of using coal, on the basis of present prices.

Mr. Shinwell

On the basis of oil at £6 per ton and coal at £2 10s. a ton, the additional cost is estimated to be between £400,000 and £500,000 per annum, thus increasing the cost of electricity generated by about one-third.