HC Deb 22 January 1974 vol 867 c263W
Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Minister for Energy if he will permit the use of North Sea oil at the proposed Inswork Power Station as this is a light oil and assurance has been given that no oil with a greater sulphur content than 3 per cent. would be used.

Mr. David Howell

It is a condition of my right hon. and noble Friend's consent to the siting of this power station that no fuel oil having a sulphur content greater than 3 per cent. shall be burnt in the station without approval.

I do not, however, consider it appropriate to specify the geographical source of any oils burnt.

Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Minister for Energy whether permission has been given to commence constructing roads to the proposed Inswork Power Station.

Mr. Speed

I have been asked to reply.

This is a matter for the Central Electricity Generating Board and Cornwall County Council. Subject to land availability and completion of other preliminary processes and the cuts in public expenditure recently announced, I understand that their programme provides for work to start on the power station access road in September 1974 and on the adjacent county road improvements in April 1974.