§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress, and any problems encountered, in the construction of the two units for the Daya Bay nuclear power plant joint venture with the Guangdong Power Company; when Daya Bay is expected to be commissioned and at what cost in(a) Hong Kong dollars and (b) pounds sterling; and what safety oversight role is being carried out by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.
§ Mr. Maude
Construction of the Daya Bay plant is proceeding according to schedule and in compliance with the quality requirements. Units I and II of the plant are scheduled to be commissioned by October 1992 and July 1993 respectively. The project costs are not expected to exceed the budget of HK$28.7 billion or £2.7 billion. As far as we are aware the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is not carrying out any safety oversight role in connection with the project.