HC Deb 23 February 1976 vol 906 cc19-20W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will publish a table in the Official Report showing the proportion of installed electrical generating capacity

England Wales
Age of Plant MW Per cent. MW Per cent.
Under 5 years old 12,433 22.8 3,290 54.7
Between 5 and 10 years old 14,498 26.5 580 9.6
Over 10 years old 27,677 50.7 2,148 35.7
TOTAL 54,608 100.0 6,018 100.0

This table includes nuclear and conventional plant, but excludes diesel and hydro plant and gas turbines.

allocated for each project and the names of the contractors of each, during this year 1976, 1977–78 and up to 1980, respectively.

Mr. John Smith

Much of the research work supported by my Department is applicable to offshore installations of any form of construction, and includes programmes on environmental data collection; wind wave and current forces; foundations; and inspection and repair. Programmes in hand or recently approved that are of direct relevance to construction in steel and in concrete, are shown in the table. The estimated costs, shown by financial year, are those falling to the Department; the total costs will include a contribution from industry to many of the programmes. The principal contractors associated with the programmes are listed. No programme at present approved is expected to proceed beyond 1978.

city less than five years old, between five and 10 years old, and greater than 10 years old, in England and in Wales, respectively.

Mr. Benn

The information requested by the hon. Member is tabulated below: