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Nuclear Power Capacity

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the impact of his decision to expand nuclear power capacity on the balance of fuel consumption in the United Kingdom for the next 10 to 20 years.

Sir Frank Layfield noted the importance of diversity of fuel supply in his report on the Sizewell B inquiry. During the 1990s much of the United Kingdom's magnox capacity is likely to reach the end of its useful life. The construction of Sizewell B will help to offset this prospective loss in nuclear-generating capacity.