HC Deb 27 May 1968 vol 765 c156W
32. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Technology what is now the approximate date in 1971 when the Dounreay experimental fast reactor will come into full operation; what supply in kilowatts and what area will then be supplied in Scotland with particular reference to Aberdeen; and what is the number and status of the persons now and also then employed there.

Dr. Bray

The prototype fast reactor is expected to reach full power during the second half of 1971. Its 250,000 kilowatts output will supply the North of Scotland Hydro-electric Board's area, including Aberdeen.

Employment at Dounreay should remain fairly stable over the next few years at not much less than the present level of 2,300.