§ Mr. Nabarro
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what increase in installed electrical generating capacity took place, in megawatts, during 1952; what was the aggregate installed capacity of the British Electricity Authority at 31st December, 1952; and the average cost per megawatt installed, £/megawatt installed, of the newly installed capacity in 1952.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
1,550 megawatts were installed in 1952 raising the aggregate installed capacity of the British Electricity Authority to 17,165 megawatts at the 31st December, 1952. The varying circumstances at each station at which the plant has been installed make it difficult to calculate an exact average but it is of the order of £60,000 per megawatt.