HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 cc352-3W
24. Mr. Stern

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is the total cost to public funds, to the latest available date, of the Hinkley C inquiry.

Mr. Michael Spicer

There is no net cost to public funds of running the Hinkley Point C public inquiry, because all such costs are either met directly by the CEGB or recovered from it.

Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if his Department was consulted by the Central Electricity Generating Board in the preparation of the reply by Mr. R. J. Tivey to the Hinkley C inquiry secretariat on plutonium accounting dated 25 April 1989, inquiry code number S 3481 part 2.

Mr. Michael Spicer

Officials in my Department were aware of the terms of Mr. Tivey's letter.