HC Deb 26 January 1990 vol 165 c902W
Mr. Benn

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy on how many occasions since May 1979 he or Ministers of his Department stated(a) in Parliament and (b) outside Parliament that nuclear-generated power is cheaper than coal-generated power.

Mr. Wakeham

Such statements are not recorded centrally, and the information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, I draw the right hon. Member's attention to my statement to the House on 9 November 1989, when I stated thatThe Government have for some time recognised that our nuclear power is more costly than power from fossil-fuelled generating stations".—[Official Report, 9 November 1989; Vol. 159, c. 1175.]

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