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Nuclear Reactor

Volume 281: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he plans to provide funding assistance to meet the decommissioning costs of the experimental nuclear reactor at the Scottish universities reactor centre, East Kilbride; and if he will make a statement. [37400]

[holding answer 15 July 1996]: I am aware that the consortium of universities which run the Scottish universities reactor centre will need to incur expenditure on decommissioning the reactor over the next three years. We shall be considering this pressure on the higher education sector during the survey alongside others which have been drawn to our attention.