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Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether trustees appointed to oversee the implementation of a funding arrangement plan for the approved funded decommissioning programme for a new nuclear plant will be eligible to become a trustee for another nuclear plant decommissioning fund. (202077)

The “Consultation on Funded Decommissioning Programme Guidance for New Nuclear Power Stations” document, published on 22 February 2008, states that the Secretary of State will wish to be satisfied that suitable arrangements are in place for the governance of a fund. The governance arrangements will depend on the fund structure adopted and such arrangements should be set out in the Funding Arrangement Plans submitted to the Secretary of State for approval.