HC Deb 16 November 1973 vol 864 c289W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether, in view of the energy difficulties, he will authorise immediate orders for both HTR (Dragon) and SGHWR nuclear reactors, following their successful development.

Mr. Emery

It is the Government's policy to intensify the installation of nuclear plants, and we intend to reach a decision as soon as possible about the choice of the next thermal reactor system. The CEGB is actively considering a programme of early nuclear orders.