§ 76. Mr. George Jeger
asked the Minister of Power whether he has now received a report on the cause of the damage to the cooling towers at Ferrybridge power station; what further deterioration has occurred; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Marsh
The Committee of Inquiry set up by the Central Electricity Generating Board has made an interim report.
The collapsed towers are now being reconstructed, and the standing towers strengthened. There is no evidence of general deterioration of the standing towers, but precautionary restrictions have been placed on working on one tower on which superficial cracks were found.