§ 2. Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what study he has been making of the development of cable links to France, thus increasing demand for electrical generating capacity by exporting power to the Continent.
§ Dr. J. Dickson Mabon
The CEGB has informed me that it is conducting a feasibility study for a 2,000-MW cable link with France. I should wish to consider most carefully the effect of any proposal to build such a cable on the power station ordering programme, British firms which may be asked to build the link, the use of fuel by the CEGB, with particular reference to the extent to which it might increase coal burn, and the economic aspects generally.