HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 c196W
34. Mr. Eadie

asked the Minister of Power what are the comparative costs of all traditional fossil fuels together with nuclear energy; and what has been the increase since devaluation.

Mr. Freeson

Coal at the pithead and crude oil at the ports average about 4½d. per therm. For oil this includes roughly ½d. because of devaluation and ½d. for temporary cost increases. For comparative costs of generating electricity from nuclear power and alternative fuels, I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 12th March to the right hon. Member for Kingston-upon-Thames (Mr. Boyd-Carpenter).—[Vol. 760, c.248.]