HC Deb 16 November 1989 vol 160 c476W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he intends to make a statement on the price of nuclear energy to be paid by private electricity companies; and when he intends to lay orders before the House.

Mr. Michael Spicer

Contracts for the sale of nuclear electricity are for negotiation between the nuclear generation company and the area boards, and will be subject to Government approval. The contracts for nuclear electricity must be signed before vesting. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State also intends to lay before the House an order under section 32 of the Electricity Act 1989 before vesting.