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Plutonium

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what changes, if any, have been made, or are about to be made, to the agreement entered into with the Central Electricity Generating Board, when Anglesey Aluminium smelter was established, concerning the transfer of plutonium from Dungeness 'B' power station to the Department of Energy; and if he will make a statement on future policy on this matter, with particular regard to the effects on fuel costs for Anglesey Aluminium and on the control over plutonium produced at Central Electricity Generating Board owned reactors.

Discussions are taking place with the board about the arrangements that would be necessary to transfer the Government's share of the plutonium to it. Any such transfer would have no effect on the position of Anglesey Aluminium. The board would then have full control over all plutonium produced in its reactors.