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Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board: Public Appointments

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make it his policy to appoint to the Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board nuclear specialists from (a) environmental non-governmental organisations and (b) outside the nuclear industry. (190132)

As stated in the Funded Decommissioning Programme Guidance Consultation, the NLFAB is expected to consist of experts from relevant fields such as current or former fund managers, pension trustees, actuaries and nuclear specialists.

The Funded Decommissioning Programmes will contain technical detail in a highly specialised area, requiring a high level of expertise to scrutinise effectively.

Appointments will be governed by the overriding principle of appointment on merit, and will be made in line with the Nolan Principles for public appointments.