§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will estimate the costs of(a) managing civil nuclear waste and (b) decommissioning civil nuclear facilities in each year since 1995; and if she will estimate the costs this year and in the remaining years of the current expenditure plan. 
§ Mr. Wilson
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Ilford, North (Linda Perham) on 17 December 2001,Official Report, columns 25–26W.
§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what has been the cost to BNFL of decommissioning nuclear plants for which it has responsibility. 
§ Ms Hewitt
[holding answer 22 January 2002]: BNFL's annual report and accounts state that decommissioning expenditure charged against provisions since financial year 1993–94 was as follows:
£ million 2001 82 2000 76 1999 80 1998 10 1997 1 1996 1 1995 1 1994 7
Prior to this date no decommissioning expenditure charged against provisions was disclosed in BNFL's annual report and accounts. Information on any such expenditure is not readily available and would require disproportionate time and cost to bring together.