§ Mr. Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many statutory consents under the Electric Lighting Act 1909 have been granted in Scotland in relation to nuclear generating stations; and if he will list the locations and type of nuclear reactor to which such consents relate.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The South of Scotland Electricity Board has been granted four consents under section 2 of the Electric Lighting Act 1909 relating to the construction of nuclear generating stations. Three of these were for the following stations:
Location Reactor Type Hunterston A Magnox Hunterston B Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) Tomess AGR
The remaining consent related to a proposal by the board to construct a steam generating heavy water reactor station at Torness and was superseded by the consent relating to the Torness AGR.