§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what consideration he will give to non-economic considerations, such as pollution and safety, when evaluating the cost-effectiveness of coal and nuclear energy in relationship to renewable energy;476W
(2) whether, in calculating the cost of nuclear and renewable sources of energy, he intends to take into account the cost of commissioning a nuclear power installation and the long-term cost-effectiveness of renewable energy.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
The choice of fuel for electricity generation will be for the market to decide, bearing in mind statutory requirements relating to pollution and safety and the non-fossil fuel obligation.