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 189W 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.