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Nuclear Power Stations (Insurance)

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what provision he anticipates being made to ensure that nuclear power stations have full insurance cover after privatisation.

There are established arrangements under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 to provide compensation for claims for injury or damage arising from a nuclear incident. These arrangements satisfy our obligations under the relevant international conventions and are in line with the arrangements in force in most other western European countries.