HC Deb 21 March 1985 vol 75 c584W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the length of the Sizewell inquiry; and what the total cost will be to the taxpayer.

Mr. Goodlad

The inquiry opened on 11 January 1983 and closed on 7 March 1985. Costs up to 28 February 1985 falling to my Department were some £517,000. Other costs incurred to the same date in running the inquiry and recoverable from the CEGB by agreement with the board total approximately £1,825,000. Costs incurred by parties to the inquiry, including the CEGB's own costs, are a matter for them and are not included in this total.