HC Deb 08 December 1980 vol 995 c218W
25. Mr. Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what adjustment he proposes to make to the planned nuclear power programme, in the light of the reduction in forecasts in electricty demand.

Mr. Norman Lamont

New nuclear capacity of the order that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced last December is expected to be required by the end of the century even on low demand projections. As he said in his statement of last December, the Government believe that there must be continuing nuclear power station orders if our long-term energy supplies are to be secured.