HL Deb 14 December 1987 vol 491 c594WA
The Earl of Lauderdale

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to play any part in funding the building of the planned six new PWRs and four new coal-fired power stations?

Viscount Davidson

As long as it remains in public ownership, the electricity supply industry will continue to follow the normal practice of nationalised industries of meeting its financing requirements from internal resources and, to the extent that those resources are insufficient, from loan finance.