HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 c52W
Mr. Cyril Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the total cost of research and development for nuclear energy for the last five years in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Benn

Net expenditure from Government funds by the Atomic Energy Agency and in the nuclear industry in the last five years on research and development specifically in aid of the nuclear power programme has amounted to £310 million.