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Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the naval reactor test establishment at Dounreay will be decommissioned; and what plans his Department has for the subsequent use of the facility. (206527)

No final decisions have yet been made, but current plans assume the de-commissioning of the naval reactor test establishment would begin after 2022 and will take several years to complete. An option for bringing this forward is being investigated. No decisions have been made as yet regarding the future use of the facility.