HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 c58W
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.