HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 c258W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many nuclear power stations are currently under construction; how many are seriously behind schedule; and what is his estimate of the cost of servicing them in the current financial year.

Mr. Eadie

There are four nuclear power stations currently under construction for the CEGB. The original forecast commissioning dates and the CEGB's current forecasts are as follows:

Original Forecast Current Forecast
Dungeness "B" 1971 1977
Hinkley Point "B" 1973 1976
Hartlepool 1974 1978
Heysham 1976 1978

Interest charges to service these stations in the present financial years are expected to be about£50 million.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland would no doubt be glad to provide information in respect of nuclear stations in Scotland.

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