§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will outline his Department's responsibilities in respect of the Central Electricity Generating Board and British Nuclear Fuels Ltd.; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wakeham
In respect of the Central Electricity Generating Board, the Department assists me in the exercise of my powers under the Electricity Act 1957.
The Government own all the shares in British Nuclear Fuels plc; and the Secretary of State for Energy guarantees the company's borrowing under the terms of the Nuclear Industry Finance Act 1977.