HC Deb 23 April 1969 vol 782 cc99-100W
Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Minister of Technology if he will give the names of the firms in the two consortia which have been set up to design and construct nuclear reactors and power stations at home and abroad.

Mr. Benn

The two nuclear design and construction companies are the Nuclear Power Group (T.N.P.G.), and British Nuclear Design and Construction Ltd. (B.N.D.C.). The firms which have shareholdings in them are:

T.N.P.G. (The Nuclear Power Group)

  • Reyrolle Parsons.
  • Sir Robert McAlpine.
  • Clarke Chapman.
  • John Thompson.
  • Head Wrightson.
  • Strachan and Henshaw.
  • Whessoe.

B.N.D.C. (British Nuclear Design and Construction Ltd.)

  • Babcock and Wilcox.
  • English Electric (i.e. General Electric and English Electric Co.).
  • Taylor Woodrow.

The Atomic Energy Authority and the I.R.C. also have shareholdings in each.