§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what recent consultations he has had with the appropriate authorities regarding the freer release of information about the potential environmental dangers of increased nuclear power operations; and what plans he has to introduce a system for more open public discussion of the technical issues relating to nuclear safety.
§ Mr. Benn
I am anxious that there should be a wider knowledge and understanding of the facts about nuclear power, including its safety and environmental problems. Much technical and other information about this is already publicly available. My officials are considering with other Departments and organisations concerned how the facts can be made more widely known.379W