87. Mr. Brian Harrisonasked the Minister of Power what is the capital cost per kilowatt of Drax and Hinkley Point "B"; at what load factor in each case the calculation is made; and what rate of interest during consumption is charged to capital in each case.

§ Mr. FreesonThe capital cost of Drax is estimated as £53 per kilowatt and of Hinkley point "B" as £71 per kilowatt. The cost and output of emergency gas turbines is included in both cases, but interest during construction is excluded as is the initial fuel charge at Hinkley Point "B".

Load factor does not affect calculation of capital cost.