§ 50. Mr. Wade
asked the Lord Privy Seal why the Atomic Energy Authority has given guarantees to certain groups of contractors and civil engineers that they will be employed to build the first four atomic power stations for the Central Electricity Authority; and why the Atomic Energy Authority has advised against the civil engineering work being put out to public tender.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The Atomic Energy Authority has given no such guarantee, nor would it be within its competence to do so. The invitations to tender for the atomic power stations to be built for the C.E.A. and technical advice given in this connection by the Atomic Energy Authority are the responsibility of those Authorities, and not of Ministers.