HC Deb 08 June 1995 vol 261 c269W
Mr. Alan W. Williams

To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) how much the proposed new privatised nuclear power company will be required to set aside annually to meet the eventual costs of decommissioning the pressurised water reactor and advanced gas cooled reactor power stations; [25288]

(2) how much the proposed privatised nuclear power company will be required to set aside for the long term storage of the nuclear waste produced by its reactors. [25289]

Mr. Eggar

[holding answer 22 May 1995]: The Government will ask all nuclear operators to draw up strategies for decommissioning their redundant plant. The Government have made it clear that the privatised nuclear generators will have to meet their obligations in respect of all their long-term nuclear liabilities, including those for decommissioning, in full and that they should make sufficient financial provision to do so. The Government believe that segregated funds are the best way of ensuring public confidence that the nuclear generators will meet their obligations and will consider carefully the detailed

Income support recipients—Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale district
Quarter ending 31 May Quarter ending 31 August Quarter ending 30 November Quarter ending 28 February Annual average
1992–93 22,654 23,760 23,336 25,162 23,728
1993–94 24,988 25,540 24,421 24,744 24,923
1994–95 24,949 25,633 24,560 25,153 25,074

Data is provisional and subject to amendment.