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Nuclear Reactors

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy when he anticipates making an announcement about the commercial fast reactor.

We are still reviewing our policy on the next stage of the development of the fast reactor, including the possible construction of a full-scale demonstration reactor. My right hon. Friend will make an announcement when a decision is reached.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what recent representations have been made about the need to establish the commercial fast reactor at a site at Dounreay.

During the past year my right hon. Friend has received a number of representations from local union branches, the Highland Regional Council, and the Presbytery of Caithness, as well as from many individuals in the area, in favour of constructing a commercial fast reactor at Dounreay.