HC Deb 22 November 1955 vol 546 cc105-6W
103. Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Works what action the Government have taken to advertise abroad in Europe as well as in Asia the scale of our achievements with atomic power stations; what help we are prepared to give countries in this field; and what offer we have yet made similar to that of the United States of America, whereby we are prepared to offer fuels at a reduced rate or on a rental basis to potential buyers of atomic power stations.

Mr. Birch

Considerable publicity for Britain's atomic energy achievements is being given in all parts of the world by C.O.I. and U.K.A.E.A. publications, by exhibitions and in other ways. A number of formal and informal collaboration agreements have been made with Commonwealth and other countries, and the United Kingdom is one of the sponsors of the proposed international Atomic Energy Agency.

No country has yet made specific offers of fuel for power stations. The United Kingdom has offered a limited amount of fuel for projects to be sponsored by the proposed international agency, and arrangements for the supply of fuel for research reactors are included in a number of agreements which the United Kingdom has concluded with other countries.

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