§ Mr. Ancram
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how the capital costs of the South of Scotland Electricity Board's Hunterston B power station are to be met since the termination of the South of Scotland Electricity Board's 1967 contract with the British Aluminium Company.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
Under its 1968 contract with the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board the British Aluminium Company met approximately 21 per cent. of the capital cost of Hunterston B station. The balance was met by the Scottish electricity boards through their joint generating account. When the 1968 contract was terminated last December the company received from the board the residual value of its share in the station. The capital charges on this residual value payment are being met by the boards.