HC Deb 10 May 2004 vol 421 c94W
Mr. Watson

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on progress being made to build the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor. [170165]

Ms Hewitt

The international partners are trying to reach a compromise on the two proposed locations for ITER that will be acceptable to the whole ITER partnership. Extensive negotiations are also taking place between the candidate hosts Europe and Japan to see whether the issue can be resolved bilaterally.