HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c30W
29. Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on his policy towards investment in fast breeder reactors and fusion; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Spicer

My Department funds a large programme of research and development on the fast reactor. This programme is currently under review. No decisions have yet been taken.

The United Kingdom is making a major contribution to the Community fusion programme, including the Joint European Torus (JET) project at Culham.