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Nuclear Energy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:38 pm on 13th May 1986.

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Photo of Mr Peter Walker Mr Peter Walker , Worcester 9:38 pm, 13th May 1986

I shall not give way, because I agreed that the time allocated to the Front Bench replies should be reduced substantially. I think that in fairness the hon. Gentleman should allow me to continue.

It was suggested by the hon. Member for Copeland, when he opened the debate on behalf of the Opposition, that as soon as the report of the Select Committee on the Environment, under the chairmanship of my hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Sir H. Rossi), was published, I issued a statement condemning it. That is untrue. I refused to make any comment on the report until the Government had prepared a proper reply.