HC Deb 01 February 1978 vol 943 c185W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Energy when the Government will announce their intentions following consideration of the recommendations on harnessing solar energy of the Select Committee on Science and Technology published in 1977.

Mr. Eadie

The third Report from the Select Committee on Science and Technology, on the Development of Alternative Sources of Energy for the United Kingdom, published in September 1977,

Dungeness 'B' Point 'B' Hartlepool Heysham
Date of original estimate 31st March 31st March 31st October 30th November
1965 1966 1968 1970
Originally expected date of completion of commissioning 1971 1973 1974 1976
Assumed commercial operation date of No. 1 reactor Early 1980 Operating Early 1981 Early 1981
Original estimate at prices at dates given above (£m.) 89 95 92 142
Cost overrun as a percentage of original estimate (excluding effects of inflation) 120 33 87 35
Nuclear power stations in Scotland are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.