§ Dr. Phipps
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what has been the annual expenditure for research on the treatment and disposal of nuclear waste during the last five years.
§ Mr. Eadie
Annual expenditure by the AEA and BNFL on research on the treatment and disposal of nuclear waste during the last five years was:
£ million 1972–73 1973–74 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 0.1 0.4 1.1 2.7 3.6
The above figures exclude expenditure incurred on capital facilities chargeable to this heading or on more general research of relevance in this area.