Killingholme Generating Stations (Ancillary Powers) Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:30 pm on 14th January 1991.

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Photo of Malcolm Moss Malcolm Moss , North East Cambridgeshire 7:30 pm, 14th January 1991

I am listening carefully to the hon. Gentleman. He is saying that with the Gulf crisis, or a Gulf war, we shall not have enough gas in the short to medium term and that we shall have to import it from the Soviet Union through a non-existent pipeline or import from Algeria by sea, presumably in liquefied form. Is he not aware that it was said in evidence to the Select Committee on Energy that there is about 10 GW of capacity from the known reserves of British Gas and that that could be used to produce electricity over and above the current demand of the country as a whole through the civilian subscribers to British Gas?