§ Mr. Maclennan
asked the Secretary of State for Energy (1) what changes in the level of employment at the different affected establishments of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority he anticipates will follow from Her Majesty's Government's decision to rephase the fast breeder reactor programme;
(2) what alterations will be made in the annual allocation of financial resources to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority following Her Majesty's Government's decision to rephase the fast breeder reactor programme.
§ Mr. John Moore
I refer the hon. Member to my reply of 13 December last.—[Vol. 34, c.16.] I am awaiting advice from the chairman of the Atomic Energy Authority on the future fast reactor programme, in the light of which decisions will be taken on the annual allocation of resources to that programme; they will reflect the Government's determination to maintain a substantial development programme based on Dounreay. Decisions on employment levels fall within the authority's responsibility and are being worked out. However I am advised that Dounreay jobs will remain at broadly their present level.