HC Deb 23 March 1956 vol 550 cc150-1W
Mr. T. W. Jones

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that the cuts in capital expenditure recently imposed by him have resulted in the stoppage of work on the £15 million hydroelectricity scheme at Blaenau Ffestiniog; and whether he will restore a sufficient proportion of the cut to enable the work to be resumed.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

The amount available to the electricity supply industry for capital development during the current year has been determined in the light of our present economic circumstances and cannot be increased. The decision in the case of individual projects such as that to which the hon. Member refers must rest with the Central Electricity Authority.