HC Deb 25 January 1990 vol 165 cc815-6W
Mr. Benn

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy how many statements he or Ministers in his Department have made since May 1979(a) in Parliament and (b) outside Parliament on decommissioning of nuclear reactors; and if he will indicate the source of the outside information relied upon for each statement.

Mr. Wakeham

Department of Energy Ministers have made a number of statements about the decommissioning of nuclear reactors both in Parliament and elsewhere since May 1979. Such statements are not recorded centrally, and the information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

In the majority of cases the source of any outside information relied upon would have been the Central Electricity Generating Board.

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