§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has held, or has any intention of holding, discussions with the chairman of British Nuclear Fuels plc on the contract for the provision by British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. of enrichment services to his Department; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lee
I have no plans to meet the chairman of British Nuclear Fuels plc concerning the contract for the enrichment services provided by BNFL, the basis for which was announced by my right hon. Friend the then Secretary of State for Defence on 23 June 1982 at column 128–29. My officials are of course in regular contact with the company concerning the progress of the contract, which is proceeding according to plan.