§ Dr. Gibson
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the nuclear industry on its plans for new stations. 
§ Mr. Battle
My right hon. Friend and I have had a number of meetings with businesses in the nuclear industry, and many of these have included general discussion of the long-term prospects for new nuclear power stations, but we have received no applications for 345W consent to build a new nuclear power station, and to the best of my knowledge at present no company has plans to make such an application.