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"Project Destiny"

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about "Project Destiny" for the production of highly enriched uranium.

Pending the outcome of a programme review, the Ministry of Defence has required British Nuclear Fuels Ltd, to slow down work on the "Destiny" project, for the construction and operation of a centrifuge uranium enrichment plant for the production of fuel for nuclear submarines, to a minimum consistent with preserving the option to take the project to completion. This review which is expected to be completed shortly, is seeking the most cost-effective route for satisfying the requirement for naval nuclear propulsion fuel.