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Nuclear Reactors

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he considers that the existing public inquiry system is adequate for the fullest explanation and the fullest discussion in considering the siting of proposed nuclear reactors.

I assume that the right hon. Gentleman is referring to the inquiry which I have said will be held into the proposed pressurised water reactor nuclear power station. The Government wish this inquiry to be full and thorough, but precise decisions about its form and scope have not yet been taken.