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Nuclear Power

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:20 pm on 22nd October 2002.

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Photo of Michael Jack Michael Jack Conservative, Fylde 9:20 pm, 22nd October 2002

I will not give way now because I want to speak for 30 more seconds and then resume my place to allow others to make their points.

If we want to have a sustainable supply of electricity with proper investments in the right sorts of energy that recognise environmental obligations—there is the long-term question of the disposal of waste for all industries, with the exception, perhaps, of wind and wave—we cannot have electricity that is so cheap that it does not generate long-term investment funds. The nuclear fuel workers in my constituency will look to the Minister for answers—if not tonight, in his White Paper—that will secure their future and the security of the nation's energy supplies.