HC Deb 07 May 1962 vol 659 c12W
Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is yet in a position to make a statement about the prospects for the siting of a new electricity generating station in Fife.

Mr. Maclay

My consent to the South of Scotland Electricity Board's proposal to erect a 60 MW. slurry-burning station at Methil Docks, Fife, was conveyed to the Board on 30th November last. I understand that the Board is giving preliminary consideration to plans for another power station to follow the 1,200 MW. station at Cockenzie which has also been approved recently. I am not aware, however, of any particular areas being considered by the Board for such a purpose.