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Nuclear Power: Research

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to support research into nuclear fusion. (136677)

The UK invests in fusion research through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Almost all UK fusion research currently takes place at UKAEA Culham, which will receive grant support from EPSRC of £95 million over the four years to 2007-08. This is in addition to the EU funding for the Joint European Torus and other activities at Culham, and the EU participation in the ITER project.