HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c28W
16. Mr. Summerson

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what applications for permission to burn gas in power stations he has approved; and if he will make a statement.

32. Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he has received an application from Thames Power and the Central Electricity Generating Board to establish a 1000 MW gas-fired power station at Barking Reach in east London.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Proposals to establish gas-fired power stations have been made by Thames Power Limited and Leicester Energy Limited.

I am pleased to say that I have approved both the 990 MW combined cycle plant at Barking and the 290 MW combined heat and power plant at Leicester, in accordance with section 14 of the Energy Act 1976 and the relevant European Community directive.