HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 c172W
Mr. Ledger

asked the Minister of Power by what year gas appliance users in the Greater London area will be supplied with natural gas; and what are the advantages to be anticipated.

Dr. Bray

A number of area boards are planning to carry out pilot schemes for converting selected groups of consumers which will probably include some consumers in the Greater London area. It is not yet possible to forecast beyond this.

Direct supplies of natural gas would make corresponding reductions in the need for gas plant, and, because of the higher calorific value, would increase the capacity of the distribution.

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