HC Deb 02 March 1987 vol 111 cc483-4W
Mr. Gordon Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will specify the planning and environmental precautions to which he will require the Ministry of Defence to adhere in connection with air and water borne discharges from the proposed nuclear refitting facility at the Rosyth naval dockyard.

Mr. Ancram

Proposals by the Ministry of Defence for a nuclear submarine refitting facility at Her Majesty's naval base, Rosyth are presently before my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for determination, and consultations with interested parties continue. I cannot, therefore, anticipate what conclusions my right

Mr. Lang

I am advised by the South of Scotland Electricity Board that its contribution, via the Central Electricity Generating Board, to design and development work by the National Nuclear corporation on commerical scale fast reactors was £555,000 in 1985–86 and the expected outturn in 1986–87 is £587,000. The board expects to contribute £650,000 in the next financial year and a similar amount in subsequent years although the exact amounts are under discussion. In addition, the board has provided to UKAEA at Dounreay engineering support valued at £54,000 in 1985–86 and £26,000 in 1986–87. The board does not contribute to any other fast reactor work.

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