HC Deb 12 May 1992 vol 207 cc55-6W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if it is Her Majesty's Government's policy to support the call by European Community Commissioner Ripa di Meana that European Community financial and technical assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States should be dependent on the shut-down of certain nuclear reactors.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Her Majesty's Government strongly support international efforts to improve the safety of nuclear power installation in eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. We recognise, however, that the unconditional closure of nuclear power stations is not a feasible option until practical alternative supplies of energy exist.

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