asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is the present position in respect of the timetable of construction of the second stage of the Drax coal-fired power station.
The construction of the second stage of Drax is linked to the development of the Selby coalfield, which is to be the subject of a public inquiry starting shortly.
asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many oil, coal and nuclear power stations he has already sanctioned, and proposes to sanction, for 1976, 1977 and 1978; and what are their location, types and capacities.
I have not yet given capital investment approval for any major power stations for ordering in the years mentioned. Decisions on particular orders are not taken until the CEGB puts forward firm proposals.