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Power Stations

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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24.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will issue a general direction to the Central Electricity Generating Board to use to its full capacity coal-fired rather than oil-fired power stations in times of falling demand.

No. An appropriate mix of fuel is used to enable the electricity supply system to be operated efficiently and economically. Merit order operation gives the greatest benefit to consumers and to the economy generally.