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Energy Efficiency

Part of Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 5:38 pm on 30th June 2010.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Labour, Dunfermline and West Fife 5:38 pm, 30th June 2010

I am grateful for that intervention, as it sums up entirely the correct decision taken on the basis of getting good value for the taxpayer because of the amount of revenue raised.

That leads me to my next point-that there is a myth about how long it would take to build new nuclear power stations. It does not actually take 10 or 15 years to build nuclear power stations. Westinghouse has an excellent model on the shelf, which they can take off it. It would take only three to four years; the problem comes in the planning process. I gently suggest to the Minister that I hope he will ensure, as part of the energy drive, that carbon capture and nuclear plants are not slowed down by the planning system, so that we can get them up and running as quickly as we possibly can.

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