§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what assessments he has made of the reasons for the drop in output of British nuclear power plants as a percentage of total power generation between May 1989 and December 1989.
§ Mr. Baldry
Nuclear plants provide baseload power at broadly constant levels throughout the year whereas total generation varies according to demand and is usually higher in winter. Nuclear output was in fact higher in December than in May 1989.