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Electrical Power Plant (Exports)

Volume 437: debated on Monday 12 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply the total capacity in kilowatts of electrical generating plant presently being manufactured in this country for export; and whether it is the intention of the Government that the manufacture of this plant should not be proceeded with until such time as the United Kingdom's requirements have been met.

On 1st March—the latest date for which figures are available—1,609,000 kW of steam plant of 10,000 kW and over, and 917,000 h.p. (approx. 650,000 kW) of hydro plant were being constructed for export. It would not be practicable to divert this equipment for home use. Arrangements have, however, been made to ensure that future export orders do not interfere with home requirements.