Asked if the Prime Minister also agreed with Alan Johnson that the private sector had an appetite for building nuclear power stations, the PMOS replied that again, the expert on this was Alan Johnson, but there was to be a review carried out, and it would look at all aspects of it. What we wanted was a serious debate, and not stunts.
Asked about the costs of dealing with nuclear waste, the PMOS said he was not going to get into the details of the energy debate, as it was precisely what the review was meant to do. The review would look at all aspects of the issue, but what it had to take into account was that there would be an energy gap, and there was a limit to what renewables could do. As things currently stood, there was also the concern of climate change and energy security to consider. It also had to be affordable, and Alan Johnson had set out that case this morning.
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