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Cegb (Decommissioning)

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what information he has as to the financial provision made by the Central Electricity Generating Board to cover the decommissioning of all its nuclear power stations; and in what years this expenditure is anticipated to occur.

The annual report and accounts of the Central Electricity Generating Board show that at 31 March 1987 the board had made financial provisions of £462.9 million for the decommissioning of its nuclear power stations. The decommissioning of power stations is, however, a matter for the industry and I have asked the chairman of the CEGB to reply to the hon. Member about the years in which the expenditure is anticipated to occur.