HC Deb 27 November 1950 vol 481 cc113-4W
98. Mr. Murray

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what progress has been made in research to develop cheaper methods for making electricity; and what results have been obtained from the wind power experiment in the Orkneys.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

A large number of scientists in Government, academic and industrial research establishments are now engaged in research on the generation of electricity. Their work includes the study of the technology and economics of the present methods of generation; the development of prime movers which use fuels such as peat and low-grade coal, which have hitherto been regarded as uneconomic; and the initiation of entirely new methods of generation. My advisers of traffic congestion. On receiving their views, I will consider what improvements can be made, in conjunction with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport.