§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the change in total output from504W private electricity generators in the United Kingdom since 1983; and whether his Department has made any assessment of the likely changes in the future.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
From 1983 to 1986, the total output from private electricity generators in Great Britain increased from 12.8 terawatt hours to 13.7 terawatt hours. The Government intend to stimulate competition and encourage private generation in privatising the electricity supply industry.