Electricity Generation

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 13 November 2008.

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Photo of Albert Owen Albert Owen Labour, Ynys Môn 10:30, 13 November 2008

Does the Secretary of State agree that, to help business through this difficult period and, indeed, in the short and medium term, we need to increase electricity capacity, thereby reducing prices? That would particularly help energy-intensive industries. Does he further agree that one way to do that is to extend the current life of safe nuclear plants while we are waiting for new build to come on stream? Will he agree to meet the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and me so that we can make progress on a matter that has been ongoing in my constituency for some time?

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John Bakewell
Posted on 14 Nov 2008 5:36 pm (Report this annotation)

This is the only thing we can do. Unfortunately the government has been too long making up its mind as to whethrt to build nuclear stations or not. I feel it is all too late but we have to try with the old generators.