HC Deb 01 July 1981 vol 7 c373W
1980. Mr. Watson

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proportion of capital expenditure by the Central Electricity Generating Board was covered by retained income in (a) 1970 and (b)

Mr. Norman Lamont

I am advised by the CEGB that the proportion of its capital expenditure covered by retained income—the self-financing ratio—was 63.1 per cent. in 1969–70 and 55.7 per cent. in 1979–80. Corresponding figures for the electricity supply industry, which includes the 12 area boards as well as the CEGB, are 77.4 per cent. in 1969–70 and 81.5 per cent. in 1979–80.

Figures for the individual years are given in the CEGB's statistical year book and in annual reports of the Electricity Council. Copies of these documents are available in the Library of the House.

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