HL Deb 10 February 1982 vol 427 cc257-8WA
Lord Tanlaw

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will confirm that all the consultants' reports commissioned by the CEGB for the Sizewell "B" pressurised water reactor will be made available in unabridged and unedited form to the Department of Energy and the public inquiry; and in particular the pre-construction safety report, the reference design and the report on pressure vessels.

Lord Skelmersdale

In repeating my right honourable friend's statement on the Sizewell "B" public inquiry (House of LordsOfficial Report, 20th January 1982; col. 626) my noble friend Lord Mansfield reported that the board intends to publish a full statement in support of its application for Sizewell "B", including pre-construction safety report and reference design at the end of April. The report on pressure vessels prepared by a study group under Dr. Walter Marshall is expected to be published shortly. These documents will be made available to the inquiry and will exclude only a small amount of proprietory information which is commercially confidential.