§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what is his Department's current estimate of the installed nuclear generating capacity in England and Wales in the year 2000.
§ Mr. Wakeham
The principal operator of nuclear capacity in England and Wales is Nuclear Electric plc. Decisions regarding capacity are mainly a commercial matter for the company. Nuclear Electric will operate its existing portfolio of plant as long as it remains both safe and economic to do so.