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Nuclear Fuels

Volume 888: debated on Friday 21 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the existing and future contracts for the supply of nuclear fuels to the United Kingdom; and whether he is satisfied that these contracts are sufficient to guarantee the United Kingdom's future nuclear fuel requirements.

Contracts have already been placed which, together with our existing stocks, cover uranium requirements into the early 1980s. Further contracts will be needed to cover later requirements. British Nuclear Fuels Ltd., as agent for the electricity generating boards, is seeking opportunities to place such contracts and there is no reason to think that it will not succeed.