§ 27. Mr. Ridley
asked the Minister of Technology how many orders have been placed from abroad for advanced gas-cooled reactors.
§ 42. Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Minister of Technology what progress has been made during the last two years in promoting exports of advanced gas-cooled reactors and associated nuclear power station equipment.
§ Dr. Bray
The British Nuclear Export Executive has been active in some 20 countries in pursuing possible sales of advanced gas-cooled reactors. While no firm orders from overseas have yet been received, the advanced gas-cooled reactor is already being considered in one major tender competition and there are a number of prospects in the offing.
§ Mr. Ridley
Does not the Joint Parliamentary Secretary think it significant that a large number of boiling-water reactors have been sold? Does he not feel that it might be appropriate to have an inquiry into whether the monolithic structure of the United Kingdom A.E.A. should not now be broken up in order to provide more and different outlets, and different sorts of design and experience?