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Nuclear Installations Inspectorate: Finance

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what costs have been recovered by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) for work carried out on prospective reactor designs as part of the general design assessment (GDA) programme from (a) Westinghouse, (b) GE Hitachi, (c) EDF/Areva and (d) Atomic Energy Canada; and what estimate he has made of further costs to be recovered by the NII under the GDA programme. (206561)

The following table sets out the amounts that have been recovered by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII) from the companies mentioned above, and amounts that are due to the NII for work carried out to date on the Generic Design Assessment process.

GDA cost recovery 2007-08

£

Requesting party

Paid

Due

Total

Westinghouse

374,743

178,900

553,644

GE Hitachi

297,462

197,133

494,595

EDF/Areva

370,422

258,648

629,070

AECL

372,160

216,090

588,250

Total

1,414,788

850,770

2,265,558

The NII have estimated that the costs they will recover for the rest of the Generic Design Assessment process will be in the region of £13 million per design, although this estimate will be dependent on a number of factors, including the level of advancement of the companies' submissions and the costs of using technical support organisations.