HC Deb 06 February 1968 vol 758 cc78-9W
79. Sir H. Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Technology what is the result of the joint consideration by his Department, the Ministry of Power, the Central Electricity Generating Board and the Atomic Energy Authority of the recommendations of the Select Committee on Science and Technology on the Nuclear Reactor Programme; and what action will be taken to implement the above recommendations and the alternatives set out on pages lxxx-lxxxii of the Report of the Select Committee.

Mr. Benn

The Committee's Report is a major element in a series of discussions on the future structure of the nuclear power industry and related matters.

Complex issues are involved, and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Power and I intend to have more discussions with the industry. I hope to be able to make a statement before the Easter Recess.