HC Deb 18 February 1988 vol 127 c684W
Mr. David Martin

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what proportion of public expenditure for which he is responsible is spent on the research development, production and deployment of(a) nuclear energy and (b) other forms of energy.

Mr. Michael Spicer

The total amount of voted expenditure in 1986–87 for which the Secretary of State for Energy was directly responsible was £1,663.2 million. Of this, £188.3 million, or 11.3 per cent., was in connection with nuclear energy and £1,452.8 million, or 87.3 per cent., in connection with other forms of energy — the remainder being expenditure in relation to Departmental administrative costs. On the basis of our latest forecast outturn for 1987–88, the corresponding figures are: nuclear 12.3 per cent. and other forms of energy 86.1 per cent.