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Nuclear Power: Finance

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the remarks by the Minister of State for Energy on 19 November 2008, Official Report, column 123WH, on nuclear industry finance, for what reasons a copy of the departmental minute on Sellafield indemnification was not placed in the Library following the letter of 14 July; and for what reasons the placement of the letter was checked in October 2008. (244565)

As I explained during the Westminster Hall debate on 19 November 2008, Official Report, columns 119-26WH; the letter, from my right hon. Friend the then Minister for Energy to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, was not placed in the Library in July because of an administrative error.

Policy officials sought confirmation that the letter had been placed in the Library in October when my hon. Friend raised this as an issue. The letter was placed in the Library on the day the error was discovered.