§ 59. Mr. Kelley
asked the Minister of Power what alterations are being made in the expansion plans of the Central Electricity Generating Board which require his capital sanction.
§ Mr. Marsh
There have been revisions in the C.E.G.B.'s future capital development plans in the light of current economic conditions and reductions in the Electricity Council's forecasts of the Electricity demand. These plans are subject to review annually and to my approval. The construction of one nuclear power station (at Hinkley Point, Somerset) and one conventional power station (at Littlebrook, Kent) originally planned to start last year was deferred, but I have recently agreed that the nuclear station should go ahead this year. Certain transmission schemes were also deferred.