§ 97. Mr. Stratton Mills
asked the Minister of Power what is his estimate of the effect of the nuclear power programme on the electricity industry's coal requirements up to 1970, and up to 1975.
§ Mr. Marsh
Under the nuclear power programmes already announced, it is estimated that nuclear power will account for the equivalent of 15 million tons of coal a year by 1970 and 35 million tons a year by 1975. I cannot say how much of this generating capacity would have been coal-fired in the absence of nuclear power.