Oral Answers to Questions — Power Stations (Fuelling)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th April 1970.

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Photo of Mr Eric Lubbock Mr Eric Lubbock , Orpington 12:00 am, 27th April 1970

Would not the right hon. Gentleman agree that where he has refused consent to the C.E.G.B. to convert from solid fuel firing to oil or natural gas, additional costs are imposed on electricity consumers? Bearing this in mind, does not the right hon. Gentleman think that the Coal Industry Act, 1967, and its successor, which is now in course of consideration, should be extended to enable him to pay compensation to the C.E.G.B. where these additional costs are incurred?