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Power Station Ordering Programme

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy, in the light of a slowing down of the new power station ordering programme by the Central Electricity Generating Board, what increase in investment he plans to finance a refurbishing programme of existing sets.

Repair, maintenance and refurbishment of existing generating plant are matters for the CEGB; the implications for capital investment of the lower demand forecasts are being carefully considered.