§ Mr. Savidge
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what analysis he has undertaken of the comparative risks, costs and benefits of alternatives to the Ilisu Dam, including(a) energy conservation, (b) other renewable sources, (c) fossil fuels, and (d) nuclear power. 
§ Mr. Caborn
It is for the project sponsor to carry out any analysis of the comparative risks, costs and benefits of alternatives to a particular project.
Turkey needs to expand its generating capacity considerably. We know that they are looking at coal, gas and oil fired stations elsewhere in Turkey and also at nuclear power. It is natural that they should see hydro power—a clean, renewable energy source which does not involve imports—as having a place in meeting this need.