§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the annual load factor achieved by United Kingdom nuclear power plants.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
The average load factor of the Central Electricity Generating Board's nuclear power stations for the first six months of the current financial year was 60.6 per cent. The equivalent load factor for the South of Scotland Electricity Board's nuclear power stations was 62.8 per cent.