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Nuclear Generation

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what proportion of the minimum non-fossil fuel generated electricity in the privately owned electricity industry structure which he proposes for England and Wales he envisages will be generated from nuclear stations.

This will depend on a number of factors, such as relative fuel prices and the development of fuel technologies. But I would expect that in the early years after privatisation the major proportion will come from nuclear power stations.