Electricity Market (Scotland)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:57 pm on 8th September 2004.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond Parliamentary Leader (Westminster), Spokesperson (Constitutional Affairs; Treasury), Leader, Scottish National Party 2:57 pm, 8th September 2004

The figure of 25 per cent. is the available resource. The 40 per cent. figure is what is done with the available resources. For example, Scotland contributes about 90 per cent. of the UK's hydropower at present, but the available resource is only about 60 per cent. It is something that economists get to understand, and I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will catch up.