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Tuesday, 16 February 1971
Page: 78

Mr Jacobi asked the Minister for National Development, upon notice:

Has any agreement been reached with any of the three governments who are parties to the agreement for collaboration in the development and exploitation of the gas centrifuge for enriching uranium (Great' Britain, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Netherlands) regarding the supply of centrifuge technology to Australia if Australia should accept a lender for the nuclear power station at Jervis Bay from either the Nuclear Power Group of Great Britain or KraftwerkeUnion of West Germany.

Mr Swartz - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

No, but an offer was made by the consortium to consider such arrangements if either the United Kingdom or Wes! Germany suppliers was the successful tenderer. Formal arrangements cannot be considered until the successful ' tender has been decided.

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