British Nuclear Fuels plc

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1984.

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Mr. Orme asked:

the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has for the privatisation of British Nuclear Fuels.

Photo of Mr Peter Walker Mr Peter Walker , Worcester

We have no plans at present to sell shares in British Nuclear Fuels plc.

Photo of Mr Stan Orme Mr Stan Orme , Salford East

I welcome that statement, but will the right hon. Gentleman tell the management of British Nuclear Fuels to stop talking publicly about privatisation, as that will only get the public's back up and do great damage?

Photo of Mr Peter Walker Mr Peter Walker , Worcester

I gather that in an interview with one particular journalist the chairman gave his views as to the potentiality of privatisation and implied that, with regard to the staff of British Nuclear Fuels, privatisation would be welcome. But he explained afterwards that he had expressed his own personal view.