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Nuclear Energy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:17 pm on 13th May 1986.

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Photo of Mr Norman Atkinson Mr Norman Atkinson , Tottenham 4:17 pm, 13th May 1986

May I take the Minister back to his comments about high-level waste? Is it not time that the Government, and especially the right hon. Gentleman, should have much more confidence in the advice given by nuclear engineers and scientists? Now is the time to take a decision about the fast breeder programme, which is the most effective method of minimising the programme for the disposal of radioactive waste. The decisions about the year 2000 must be taken. If that is done, we will then take the responsibility from future generations. They will be able to handle a manageable method of disposal. If the Government take a decision to go ahead with the fast breeder programme, we will be in the same position as the French.