HC Deb 26 February 1963 vol 672 c141W
Mr. Mason

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science how much Her Majesty's Government have spent to date on the Dragon reactor project; how this compares with other European countries' expenditure on this joint development; and what progress is being made.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

Contributions up to 31st December, 1962, were about £4½ million from the United Kingdom and £5½ million from the other participants. Construction of the Dragon reactor is well advanced and the fuel should be loaded within the next twelve months. The international team has already carried out extensive research and development work, the results of which will be available to the participating countries.