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Nuclear Power

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:50 pm on 22nd October 2002.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Conservative, South Cambridgeshire 9:50 pm, 22nd October 2002

I want to avoid confusion. Liberal Democrats assert that British Energy is producing electricity at 20 per cent. above the market price. If past liabilities are not taken into account, is not the marginal cost of production for British Energy's nuclear fleet about 1.8p per kilowatt hour—only slightly above the prevailing market price?