Oral Answers to Questions — Electricity Generation (Thermal Efficiency)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd May 1976.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Eadie Mr Alexander Eadie , Midlothian 12:00 am, 3rd May 1976

The hon. Gentleman is talking about figures that I supplied to him in answer to a Question. I did say that those figures were accurate. I am not questioning the accuracy of the hon. Gentleman's question. However, the CEGB has clear responsibilities—which have been recognised by Plowden and by the CEGB—for improving performance in this area, and it is accepting that responsibility. Different factors apply as between this country and the EEC countries, and hydro-electric power is one of them.