HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 cc15-6W
59. Mr. John Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he is satisfied with the efficiency, output and generating costs of recently built coal-fired stations; what figures are available for Drax; and whether he will now approve the next stage at Drax.

Mr. Tom Boardman:

Questions about the performance of generating stations are for the CEGB, and I will ask the chairman to write to the right hon. Member. It is for the CEGB to propose the construction of new stations; at present the board has no firm plans for further orders for major stations after Ince B for which the board is negotiating to place the main contracts.