§ Mr. Barron
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list each power station site for which planning approval has been granted since 1965, stating in each case (a) the time lapse between when the application for planning approval was first filed and when it was granted and (b) whether or not the local authorities for the area in which the site was located were amongst the objectors.
§ Mr. Barron
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list information available to him on the site, capacity and type of power stations due to be decommissioned by the South of Scotland Electricity Board and the Central Electricity Generating Board up to 1995 indicating the expected date of decommissioning of such capacity.
1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 Grants under S26 of the Development of Rural Wales Act—for the development of groups 25,000 30,000 165,000 180,000 190,000 200,000 210,000 245,000 Grants under S64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act for HQ expenditure 70,000 87,000 94,000 98,000 102,000 110,350 119,400 115,800 Number of groups 303 326 363 381 403 425 452 480 Mother and Child groups — 40 89 100 159 180 203 230
§ Mr. Goodlad
I am advised by the Central Electricity Generating Board that power station decommissioning plans are only confirmed for 12 months ahead. In the period to 26 October 1987, the following stations are to be decommissioned:
Site Capacity Type Northfleet 342 MW Oil Richborough 228 MW Oil Roosecote 60 MW Coal
In addition, 427 MW of gas turbine capacity (mostly auxiliary plant) is to be decommissioned.
The CEGB has no other firm plans for decommissioning up to 1995. During this period, several stations will reach the end of their currently assumed nominal lives, but this does not mean that they will necessarily be decommissioned at that time.
Matters concerning the South of Scotland Electricity Board are for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.