§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment has been given to him by European bank for reconstruction and development about the report of the independent experts on(a) financial assistance for Chernobyl and (b) the proposed two new Ukraine power stations to be partially financed by the European Union and the G7. 
§ Mr. Page
[holding answer 20 January 1997]: Action to follow up the EU-funded study of the options for dealing with the Chernobyl sarcophagus, including the need for further analysis, is now being discussed between the G7 countries, the European Union, the EBRD and the Ukrainian Government. I understand the results of the work of the independent panel, appointed by the EBRD and the European Commission to advise on Ukraine's energy options, are not yet available.