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Nuclear Power

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what is the role of the National Nuclear Corporation and the Central Electricity Generating Board in the actual work of constructing nuclear power stations;(2) when he proposes to make a statement on restructuring the British nuclear industry;

(3) what assessment he has made of the comparative merits of pressurised water reactors produced by Kraftwerke Union—Federal Republic of Germany; Framatome—France; and Westinghouse—United States of America; and what is the cost of a 1,000 mw set and safety devices provided by each company.

I hope to make a statement on the nuclear programme and the nuclear industry in the next few weeks. The selection of a PWR licensor is a matter for the CEGB and NNC in the first instance, and they have been reviewing the possible licensing arrangements that can be made.