HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 c113W
Mr. Mason

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what are the terms of reference which guide the activities and policies of the Reactor Policy Committee of the Atomic Energy Authority; and how many times they have met during the past twelve months.

Mr. Denzil Freeth

The terms of reference are

  1. (1) The Reactor Policy Committee (comprising the consortia, the Generating Boards and the Atomic Energy Authority) will have as its prime purpose the full exchange of views between these parties, each of which has a substantial interest in the shape of development of nuclearpower.
  2. (2) The Committee may make recommendations on policy matters to the parent bodies and discuss the responses of the parent bodies to these recommendations.
  3. (3) In particular, the Committee may make recommendations to the Atomic Energy Authority on the development of reactor techniques to meet the needs of the interests concerned.

The Committee first met in February, 1963, and has now held four meetings.

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