HC Deb 23 October 1972 vol 843 cc186-7W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether it is Government policy to approach development in the nuclear field by integrated European companies or through national companies linked with European and other firms under licensing agreements.

Mr. Emery

The statement made by my right hon. Friend to the House on 8th August made it clear that the proposed new nuclear design and construction company should be capable of playing its part in international, and especially European, collaboration in the development and exploitation of nuclear reactors, to which the Government attach much importance. The precise forms of collaboration will depend on the circumstances in each case.—[Vol. 842, c. 1491–3.]