§ Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will approve an inquiry to consider the implications involved in the provision of a commercial fast breeder reactor to commence as soon as the decisions following the Windscale inquiry are made; and if he will make those arrangements and offer the advice for which his Department is responsible to ensure that this fast breeder inquiry proceeds without delay.238W
§ Mr. Benn
I am currently reviewing the future development of the fast reactor in this country, including our policy on the construction of a full-scale demonstration reactor. I am considering with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment how best to implement the Government's undertaking, set out in the recent White Paper (Cmnd. 6820), to settle and announce, before any decision is taken on such a reactor, a special procedure for wider public debate.