HC Deb 28 May 1968 vol 765 cc188-9W
18. Mr. Geoffrey Wilson

asked the Minister of Power what consideration he has given to the possibilities of dual-fired electricity generating stations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeson

The C.E.G.B. have converted one boiler at Hams Hall for dual-firing by coal or gas experimentally, and are building a dual-fired station for coal or oil at Kingsnorth. They have applied for consent to convert to dual-firing with gas the oil-fired South Denes station and the rest of Hams Hall C. The Government do not envisage general conversion of coal-fired stations, but there may be scope for seasonal use of natural gas.