HC Deb 17 March 1964 vol 691 c1181
Q3. Mr. Pentland

asked the Prime Minister when he expects the Government will conclude their study on the Powell Committee's Report; and when he expects an announcement will be made on the country's future nuclear power programme.

The Prime Minister

I hope that an announcement can be made immediately after the Easter Recess.

Mr. Pentland

Is the Prime Minister satisfied that the forthcoming White Paper on atomic energy will provide for adequate machinery to deal with the conflict of interest which exists in the atomic energy industry? I feel sure that he must he aware that this conflict and the lack of a decision by the Government on our future nuclear power programme is causing tremendous confusion and uncertainty throughout the atomic energy industry.

The Prime Minister

If it has caused confusion, I do not think that it will do so much longer. The hon. Gentleman has only about ten days to wait.