HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 c625W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what expenditure over the next three years is planned by his Department for development of(a) nuclear power, (b) tidal power and (c) wind power.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Figures for the Department's most recent expenditure plans for 1990–91 to 1992–93 are set out in chapter 5 of the public expenditure White Paper (Cm. 1005). These show that in 1990–91 the Department plans to spend £126.4 million on nuclear research and development (including some restructuring costs), and £20.3 million on research and development on renewable sources of energy, including £7 million on wind energy and £1.2 million on tidal energy.