§ Mr. Rowlands
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what estimate his Department has made of(a) the gross and net expenditure on the fast breeder reactor programme in 1986–87, and (b) expenditure on fusion research in 1986–87.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
Expenditure by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority on fast reactor and fusion research in 1986–87 was £120 million (£109 million net of electricity receipts from the Dounreay protoype fast 511W reactor) and £42 million respectively. The Department of Energy's share of this expenditure under the 1986–87 programme letters was £105 million on fast reactor and £22 million on fusion.