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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 7 February 2006, Official Report, column 1073W, on nuclear fuels, if he will break down each of the volumes of uranium by isotope of uranium.

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Malcolm Wicks (Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry; Croydon North, Labour)

BNFL and British Energy inform me that volumes of uranium used in their reactors, for years where figures are available, are broken down as follows:

BNFL British Energy
tU-235 tU-238 tU-235 tU-238
2002 8.4 258.6
2003 3.067 420.49 8.5 260.5
2004 2.585 351.904 6.5 205.5
2005 2.970 405.29

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