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Torness (Nuclear Power Station)

Volume 950: debated on Wednesday 24 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what response he intends to make to the application from the South of Scotland Electricity Board for consent to the construction of an advanced gas cooled reactor nuclear power station at Torness, East Lothian.

I have received representations from several organisations and individuals to the effect that there should be further public inquiry into the South of Scotland Electricity Board's application to construct a nuclear power station at Torness in the light of the decision to adopt the advanced gas cooled reactor system in place of the steam generating heavy water reactor system for which the Board have approval at present.

CrossingResponsible Authority1974–751975–761976–77
Erskine BridgeSecretary of State for Scotland380,557417,495417,743
Forth BridgeJoint Board1,413,5601,376,874*1,587,248
Tay BridgeJoint Board656,637600,484*695,513
* 45 week period 16th May 1975 to 31st March 1976.