HL Deb 08 February 1974 vol 349 cc938-9WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish a table showing, for all pressurised water reactors built or planned in the United States, the name of the utility; the name of the station: the original date expected for full power operation; the actual or presently expected date of operation at the power specified in the current Atomic Energy Commission licence; the date on which the order was signed: the date on which the construction licence was awarded by the Atomic Energy Commission; the design net output; the net output permitted under the current Atomic Energy Commission licence; the maximum non-transient net output achieved; the original contract sum for the station; the actual capital cost of the station, including the first fuel charge and interest during construction but excluding land, indirect taxation and Atomic Energy Commission licence fee, the lengths and dates of any outages during 1972 and 1973 respectively and their causes, and the number of steam generator tubes plugged or replaced during 1972 and 1973 respectively whether any representatives of the Central Electricity Generating Board, the National Nuclear Corporation or the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate have visited the Atomic Energy Commission's Idaho safety research facility since the beginning of 1973; and, if so, whether they will place a copy of any report made on the visit in the Library of the House of Lords; whether they will place in the Library of the House of Lords a copy of the Atomic Energy Commission's Emergency Core Cooling Systems rule-making hearings, reference RM-50–1.


It is very much regretted that there has not been sufficient time to answer this Question. Perhaps the noble Lord will wish to re-table the question in the new Session.