HC Deb 08 August 1972 vol 842 c398W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what is the total amount the Atomic Energy Authority has spent on research and development on reactor systems and fuel technology; and if he will apportion the total sum laid out on the different types of nuclear reactors.

Mr. Emery

The authority's expenditure up to 31st March, 1972, on major reactor systems and fuel technology has been:

£ million
Magnox 21
Mark II Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (A.G.R.) 119
Mark III High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor (H.T.G.C.R.) 16
Water moderated systems 82
Fast reactor 180

Some £200 million has also been spent on early exploratory work on these systems, together with general work in support of reactor technology. In addition the authority has contributed £16 million to international projects, principally the Dragon project.

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