§ 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.