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Coal-Fired Power Stations

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what is his estimate of the future effects on the economy in general from the recently announced new coal-fired power station building programme, in terms of potential jobs and new output; and if he will make a statement.

The CEGB has estimated that the two possible coal-fired power stations at West Burton and Fawley offer opportunities of work for 18,000 to 20,000 people in power plant manufacturing and other companies. The board does not expect to submit a formal application for consent to construct these stations until later this year.