§ Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Minister of Technology what study he has made of the effects on the environment of the discharge from oil-fired power stations; and whether he will take into account the effects on agriculture before authorising any more.
§ Sir J. Eden
I shall as a matter of course take into account the effect on environment in giving consent to power stations; a study of the effects on the environment of oil-fired stations which are scheduled under Alkali Act is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government whose advice is sought before consents are given.