HC Deb 16 February 1978 vol 944 cc308-9W
Mr. Stainton

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will undertake that no expansion of generation will take place at Sizewell pending the publication of the report commissioned by the Central Electricity Generating Board into the social and economic effects of the Sizewell nuclear power station.

Mr. Eadie

The Board has announced that the localities of the Sizewell and Drax power stations are the examples chosen for a study it has commissioned of the social and economic effects of power stations on local communities in general. The report expected in mid-1979 should help the Board to assess these effects when planning future developments. Government decisions on any further applications by the Board will be taken in the light of all relevant considerations.

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