HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 cc119-20W
Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will(a) list the consents he has refused for gas-fired power stations and (b) estimate the proposed investments in each station by those applying for the consents. [78013]

Mr. Battle

In accordance with the policy set out in the White Paper entitled "Conclusions of The Review of Energy Sources for Power Generation and Government Response to fourth and fifth Reports of the Trade and Industry Committee" (Cm 4071) the following proposals have not been granted clearance:

  • Barking—154 MW (black start and open cycle gas turbine plant)
  • AES Partington—380 MW (combined cycle gas turbine plant)
  • Keadby II—770 MW (combined cycle gas turbine plant)
  • Spalding—800 MW (combined cycle gas turbine plant)
  • Fleetwood—1,000 MW (combined cycle gas turbine plant)

The level of investment involved is a commercial matter for the companies.