HC Deb 24 February 1977 vol 926 c663W
Mr. Robin F. Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether any plutonium recovered from the reprocessing of irradiated fuel elements sent to Windscale from foreign States has ever been returned to the country of origin.

Mr. Benn

Yes. Recovered plutonium has been returned to Italy, Japan, Germany and Canada. All exports of plutonium are, and have been, subject to the condition that the recipient accepts appropriate safeguards on re-

Wylfa Dungeness B Hinkley Point B
Date of original estimate 31st March 1963 31st March 1965 31st March 1966
Originally expected date of completion of commissioning. 1969 1971 1973
Actual, or currenly expected date of completion of commissioning. 1973 1979 1977
Time over-run (in months) 41 94 43
original Estimate at prices at dates give above (£ million). 118 89 95
Current estimated costs at constant prices ruling at dates of original estimates. 124 193 128
Cost over-run 6 104 33