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Power Stations

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what information he has on talks the Central Electricity Generating Board has had with entrepreneurs concerning the reopening of electricity generation of Connahs Quay power station, Deeside, Clwyd; what is his estimate of the cash value of Connahs Quay power station as an energy producing unit; if he will direct the Central Electricity Generating Board to discuss the implications of renewed energy production at Connahs Quay with the Alyn-Deeside and Clwyd county council; and if he will make a statement;(2) if he will list the United Kingdom coal-fired power stations which are currently closed but which could be refurbished to begin production of electricity again in

(a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) England; and what is his estimate of the total capital value of such power stations with a capability to produce energy;

(3) what information he has on the current estimated cash value of the Central Electricity Generating Board's Connahs Quay power station site.

This is a matter which falls within the management responsibilities of the Central Electricity Generating Board. I have asked the chairman to write to the hon. Member.