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Nuclear Power Stations: Costs

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2008, to the hon. Member for Tamworth (Mr. Jenkins), Official Report, columns 1632-3W, on nuclear power stations: costs, what discount rate was assumed in carrying out the cost-benefit analysis. (197320)

The cost benefit analysis assumed in the central case a post tax real discount rate of 10 per cent. There were also low and high sensitivity cases in which rates of 7 per cent. and 12 per cent. respectively were used.

The full analysis can be found at:

http://www.berr.gov.uk/files/file39525.pdf