HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 c440W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Prime Minister what representations he has made to the Ukranian Government regarding future power production at Chernobyl; and if he will make a statement. [75938]

The Prime Minister

Last year, in my capacity as G7 Chairman, I wrote to Ukranian President Kuchma on three occasions. These letters covered a number of issues relating to the G7/Ukraine Memorandum of Understanding on the closure of Chernobyl, including the safety improvements being carried out at the plant, the importance of power sector reform in Ukraine and the proposed financing package for the completion of the Khmulnitsky 2 and Rovno 4 nuclear power reactors. In particular, I consistently stressed the need for Ukraine to honour its commitment to close Chernobyl by the year 2000, as agreed under the Memorandum.

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