§ 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,
Nuclear power stations in Scotland are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.
Hinkley 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