§ 35. Mr. Palmer
asked the Secertary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the present position of the fast breeder reactor project in general and the expected date for the opening of the inquiry into the commercial fast breeder reactor.
§ 37. Mr. Maclennan
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has for holding an inquiry into the proposed construction of a commercial demonstration fast breeder reactor.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
The Atomic Energy Authority with the Central Electricity Generating Board and the Nuclear Power Company is at present considering the options, including the possibilities for international collaboration. I expect to have their proposals by the end of the year. Any decision to build a commercial demonstration fast breeder reactor in the United Kingdom would be subject to a full and thorough public inquiry. It is too soon to say when this would be held.