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Nuclear Power Stations

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) whether the Government's post-Chernobyl review of emergency plans and procedures for British nuclear power stations will examine the size of emergency planning zones; and if he will make a statement;(2) when he expects the results of the Government's post-Chernobyl review of emergency plans and procedures for British nuclear power stations; and if he will make a statement.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him on 22 April, columns 547–551. Work on the review is continuing.

Department of Energy: Breakdown of RD & D Expenditure 1974–1979
£ millions (per centage share)
1974–751975–761976–771977–781978–79Total
Non-nuclear
Coal0·3 (2·7)1·9(10·4)0·5 (2·4)2·7
Energy Efficiency0·5 (7·2)1·0(9·0)2·5(13·7)3·6(17·3)7·6
Renewables
Oil and gas production4·0 (100)6·4 (92·8)9·8 (88·3)13·9(75·9)16·7 (80·3)50·8
Oilfield delineation and safety
Total non·nuclear4·0 (100)6·9 (100)11·1 (100)18·3 (100)20·8 (100)61·1
Government expenditure on nuclear waste disposal R & D (includes estimated expenditure by D. Energy/UKAEA, DoE, MAFF)1·92·93·64·56·519·4
The figures for 1979–87 are as follows:

Department of Energy: breakdown of RD&D expenditure 1980–88
£ million (per.cent share}
1979–801980–811981–821982–831983–841984–851985–861986–87 (est.)1987–88 (plan)Total
Non-Nuclear
Coal1·8 (6·2)2·7 (8·1)4·6 (10·0)30 (7·5)3·0 (7·5)0·7 (1·7)0·6 (1·3)1·6 (3·5)1·2 (2·3)19·2
Energy efficiency8·2 (28·4)1·4 (4·2)4·1 (8·9)6·8 (16·9)7·0 (17·5)6·6 (16·2)8·4 (18·5)9·0 (19·6)12·1 (23·3) 169·6
Renewables11·2(33·7)17·3 (37·5)14·2 (35·3)11·3(28·2)14·0 (34·3)12·7(28·0)11·6(25·3)13·7 (26·4)
Oil and Gas production18·9 (65·4)3·7(11·2)4·3 (9·3)3·2 (8·0)4·5(11·2)4·4 (10·8)5·7 (12·6)4·6(10·0)6·2 (11·9)183·5
Oilfield delineation and safety14·2 (42·8)15·8(34·3)13·0(32·3)14·2 (35·6)15·1 (37·0)18·0(39·6)19·0(41·5)18·7 (36·1)
Total non-nuclear28·9 (100)33·2 (100)46·1 (100)40·2 (100)40·0(100)40·8 (100)45·4 (100)45·8 (100)51·9(100)372·3
Government expenditure on nuclear waste disposal R&D19·514·915·517·013·313·815·115·118·0132·2
1 includes expenditure by Department of Energy, UKAEA, DoE, MAFF