§ 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.