HC Deb 05 December 1967 vol 755 c252W
Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Minister of Power if he will give approval to plans to construct, in the Welsh coalfields, coal-burning power stations which can take coal from the mine by belt-conveyor.

Mr. Marsh

The C.E.G.B. have no plans for any new coal-fired power stations in Wales. Aberthaw A (600 MW installed) is in operation; Aberthaw B (2,000 MW installed) is under construction and will be supplied by merry-go-round trains. There is no pit which could support a pit-head station of the size of power stations now being built for C.E.G.B.