Nuclear Power Stations - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:57 pm on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Conservative 2:57 pm, 9th September 2019

My Lords, is not the conundrum here that, while higher global temperatures may affect nuclear power, nuclear power itself can make a major contribution to combating global warming by producing massive amounts of low-carbon electricity? Can my noble friend give us an assurance that in doing so, costs can be kept down, particularly in relation to Hinkley Point, as they are rising rapidly? Could he make sure that we have a proper debate on this whole subject when we come back, as things are not going very well at present?