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Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 22 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to his Oral Answer of 3 April 2008, Official Report, columns 903-04, on the nuclear industry, if he will place in the Library a copy of the analysis which underlay his estimate of new jobs which will be created through spending on new nuclear power. (199706)

The Secretary of State’s statement that a significant expansion of nuclear in the UK in the coming decades could potentially create up to 100,000 jobs was based on the experience of jobs created from past nuclear construction in the UK and in other countries. This includes jobs in the nuclear power stations, off site jobs for corporate, business, maintenance and fuel cycle functions, construction jobs, and jobs in the engineering and construction supply chains.