Orders of the Day — Electricity (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:37 pm on 7th December 1982.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Wilson Mr Gordon Wilson , Dundee East 4:37 pm, 7th December 1982

Although the boards' record in that respect may not be unreasonable, their record on forecasting electricity demand has been extremely bad. Does the Minister agree that there has been a great waste of public assets by the building of unnecessary power stations to meet a demand which has not materialised or is not likely to materialise?