§ 40. Mr. Pounder
asked the Minister of Technology what are the estimated capital requirements of the Gas Council each year for the next five years, and the ratio of self-financing for each year.
§ Mr. Harold Lever
About £300 million a year. Internal sources, which found 27 per cent. of needs in 1968–69, should finance a growing proportion over the period reflecting the development of the natural gas market.