§ 61. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Minister of Technology if he will state the type, number and utility of the commercial fast breeder reactors which are being developed by the Dounreay Scientific Experimental Station; to whom they are sold; and what contribution they make to Britain's export drive and balance of payments problems.
§ Mr. Cousins
The fast breeder reactor system cannot be exploited commercially until the necessary development and operating experience has been obtained. This would be the object of setting up a prototype fast breeder reactor; and, as I have said earlier, on that I am awaiting a submission from the Atomic Energy Authority.