§ 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.