HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 cc162-3W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Energy, now that the United Kingdom has discontinued the use of the HTR at Winfrith, Dorset, with whom his Department or the AEA is collaborating to keep abreast of the use of nuclear reactors for the purpose of providing process heat.

Mr. Benn

The experimental high temperature reactor at Winfrith was used only for work under the OECD Dragon agreement, which terminated on 31st March. The Nuclear Power Company and United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority are keeping abreast of developments on HTR in the international field. The British Steel Corporation is a member of the European Nuclear Steelmaking Club; the UKAEA is an associate member and is also represented on the International Energy Agency Working Party on HTRs for process heat.