§ Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Lord Privy Seal the present state of development of the atomic breeder station in the 31W North of Scotland; and if he will indicate the number of workers, the spheres of work in which they are employed and the nature of the accommodation and amenities provided for them.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The construction work on the Dounreay fast breeder reactor is proceeding according to programme and is two-thirds completed. There are 646 Authority employees and 1,500 contractors' employees at Dounreay. In addition there are 250 contractors' employees working off the site, for example, on housing development. The permanent operating staff are living in Authority houses and hostels or in local accommodation. Half of the contractors' employees live locally and travel to the site daily: the remainder are accommodated on the site in hutted camps. There is a church on the site, and among amenities provided at the camps are a recreation building, licensed canteen, cinema, post office, general store, and a football pitch.