HL Deb 09 January 1995 vol 560 c10WA
Lord Stoddart of Swindon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the latest published figure for the cost per unit of electricity produced by nuclear power, and whether it includes the full costs of de-commissioning nuclear power stations and associated installations.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Earl Ferrers)

According to Nuclear Electric's 1993/94 Report and Accounts, the operating cost per unit sold in that year was 3.1 pence per unit. The comparable figure for Scottish Nuclear is 2.8 pence per unit. These figures include the provisions made by the companies to meet their anticipated liabilities for the costs of station de-commissioning, fuel reprocessing and waste management and disposal.