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Written Parliamentary Questions: 9th February 2006

Nuclear Fuels

Q: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what nuclear fuels have been consumed in the UK in each of the last three years; and how many tonnes of each type of fuel were consumed in each of those years. (John Hemming)
A:British Nuclear Fuel and British Energy have informed me that their generating reactors have used the following volumes of Uranium over the last three-year period for which figures are available:

BNFL Tonnes uranium
2003 423.557
2004 354.489
2005 408.260
British Energy Tonne uranium
2002 267
2003 269
2004 212
(Malcolm Wicks, Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry)

Nuclear Fuels

Q: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many tonnes of nuclear fuel were imported into the UK in the latest year for which records are available, broken down by country of export.(John Hemming)
A:Spent nuclear fuel is imported into the UK for reprocessing services. The precise details of deliveries from individual customers are commercially confidential. I can, however, confirm there have been no such imports in the financial year 2005–06. (Malcolm Wicks, Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry)

Nuclear Fuels

Q: To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the energy requirements of producing nuclear fuels. (John Hemming)
A:In the context of the Energy Review, the Government are looking at the lifecycle carbon emissions of nuclear generation. This will require an understanding of the energy requirements for the preparation of fuel, operation, and decommissioning and waste management.(Malcolm Wicks, Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry)

London Mainline Terminals

Q: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what capital sums have been spent on each mainline terminal railway station in London in each year since 1997, broken down by source of capital; and what capital sums are planned to be spent on each such station in each year between 2005–06 and 2007–08, broken down by source of capital.(John Hemming)
A:This is an operational matter for Network Rail (NR). I have asked NR to write directly to the hon. Member. (Derek Twigg, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport)

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