HC Deb 12 December 1967 vol 756 cc117-8W
Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give an assurance that the recommendations of the Highland Transport Board regarding a subsidy on freight for sheep from island areas will be applied throughout the Western Isles constituency.

Mr. Ross

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Inverness (Mr. Russell Johnston) on 6th December.—[Vol. 755, c.301.]

same capacity, assuming that all other factors remain unchanged.

Mr. Ross

The annual saving in the mid-1970s is estimated by the Board to be about £3.5 million, representing 0.03d. per unit.

Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what will be the extra capital cost of the nuclear power station Hunterston B by comparison with a coal-fired power station of the same capacity.

Mr. Ross

The estimated capital cost of Hunterston B is £87.5 million. The capital cost of a coal-fired station of similar capacity would be about £60 million.