§ 2. Sir Edward Keeling
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether the new Bankside power station has come into action; what its annual consumption of fuel oil will be; how much sulphur this oil will contain; how many tons of sulphur oxides will be formed on combustion; and what proportion of these will annually be discharged into the atmosphere.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
No, Sir, not yet. The station is expected annually to consume about 40,000 tons of fuel oil, containing about 1,600 tons of sulphur which will form about 3,200 tons of oxides on combustion. About 5 per cent. will be discharged into the atmosphere.
§ Sir E. Keeling
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that, when Bankside starts work, and, still more, when it is completed—that is, doubled—the sulphur oxides discharged from it will not harm St. Paul's?
§ Mr. Isaacs
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the opening of the new station will relieve the residents in the locality of the nuisance of soot and grit now deposited by the old station, and that the earlier it is opened the better they will be pleased?