HC Deb 19 February 1951 vol 484 cc150-1W
127. Sir R. Glyn

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what proportion of the electrical power in the national grid is now derived from the Scottish Hydro-Electric Board; and how does the price compare with power generated in coal-fired power stations.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

For the last week for which figures are available the North of Scotland Board supplied 4,464,500 units which was equal to 0.36 per cent. of the total supplied by the Grid. The price at which the power is sold to the national grid is fixed by Section 16 of the Hydro-Electric Development (Scotland) Act, 1943, and Section 38 of the Electricity Act, 1947, at a cost equal to the cost of production at the most economical steam generating station of the British Electricity Authority, subject to certain adjustments.