HC Deb 07 October 2003 vol 411 cc140-1W
Mr. Dobson:

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost will be to the taxpayer of the credit facility made available to British Energy. [132143]

Mr. Timms:

A credit facility (currently £200 million) has been made available to BE which will be repaid by the company under the terms of the restructuring plan at no cost to the taxpayer.

Full details of the credit facility agreement are commercially confidential under Exemption 13: Third Party's Commercial Confidences of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information unless and until it is made public by British Energy.

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