HC Deb 28 March 1956 vol 550 c197W
46. Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is aware of the need for the establishment, in South Wales, of a share in the development work on atomic energy; and if he will direct the Atomic Energy Authority, in framing any future development programme, to consider locating some plant in South Wales.

Mr. R. A. Butler

In deciding on the location of a new atomic energy establishment, the Authority consider all possible sites, including those in South Wales. No special direction from my noble Friend the Lord President is therefore required. As I told my hon. Friend the Member for Barry (Mr. Gower) on 29th February last, the Lord President is not responsible for the location of nuclear power stations, which is a matter for the Minister of Fuel and Power and the Central Electricity Authority.