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Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what long-term assessment he has made (a) of the consequences of current rundown at Dounreay for the United Kingdom's fuel requirements in the 21st century and (b) of Sir Frederick Warner's and Dr. Eric Vocie's evidence to the Select Committee on Energy in relation to Dounreay.

I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my predecessor on 21 July 1988 about the Government's review of the fast reactor programme. That review took full account of the position on uranium supplies in the next century.