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Bradwell Power Station

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what part the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate played in the selection of two firms of nuclear engineers selected by the Central Electricity Generating Board to examine the decommissioning of Bradwell nuclear power station; and if he will make a statement.

The Health and Safety Executive's Nuclear Installations Inspectorate played no part in the selection of the four firms recently awarded contracts to carry out studies into various aspects of the decommissioning of Bradwell and Berkeley nuclear power stations.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the deadlines set by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in respect of safety at Bradwell power station; to what those deadlines related; whether those deadlines due to be met in the last two months have been met; and if he will make a statement.

The key requirements and completion dates for issues arising from the long-term safety review of the Bradwell nuclear power station are listed in the table in the Health and Safety Executive's report "The findings of NII's assessment of the CEGB's long term safety review" which was published in July 1987. Information required to date has been received and is being assessed by the Health and Safety Executive. A copy has been placed in the Library.