HC Deb 10 February 1969 vol 777 c250W
78. Mr. Hordern

asked the Minister of Power if he will list the Government research establishments for which his Department is responsible showing the location, date of foundation, numbers of qualified engineers and scientists and other staff, respectively, employed on 1st January, 1960, 1965 and 1969 and the cost of each establishment to public funds in the years 1959–60, 1964–65 and the estimate for 1968–69.

Mr. Freeson

Information about the Ministry of Power research establishments for 1968–69, is as follows:—

and what will be the total estimated cost of the 1,156 miles planned for 1969, of the 2,087 miles planned for 1972, and of the 2,481 miles planned for 1976.

Mr. Freeson

The actual and currently estimated costs of the Gas Council's bulk transmission mains are:

709 miles £52 million
1156 miles £102 million
2087 miles £210 million
2481 miles £265 million

Both mileage and costs are cumulative.