HC Deb 08 February 1966 vol 724 c55W
Mr. Temple

asked the Minister of Power what was the total outlay authorised by Her Majesty's Government on gas and on electricity power development during 1965.

Mr. Frederick Lee

Approval has been given for capital expenditures on fixed assets in Great Britain in 1965–66 of £117 million by the gas industry and of £733 million by the electricity industry. The industries have since agreed to defer a small part of the expenditures covered by these approvals as a contribution to lightening the load on the economy in 1965–66.