HC Deb 05 March 1984 vol 55 c393W
23. Mr. Frank Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans are in train for the establishment of power generation by nuclear fusion; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith

My Department is supporting a national programme of research into fusion carried out at the Atomic Energy Authority, and the United Kingdom is hosting a joint European Torus experiment, both as parts of the Euratom fusion programme. However, because of the scientific and engineering complexities involved, it will be a long time before we know whether or not reliable economic power generation from fusion is feasible.

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