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Nuclear Power

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 10 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons the publication of Dr Tim Stone's recommendations on nuclear regulation did not take place in accordance with the originally planned timetable. (256852)

In January 2008, following the publication of the White Paper on Nuclear Power, the Government asked Dr. Tim Stone to conduct a review of the nuclear regulatory regime. We had previously indicated our intention to publish the recommendations in the autumn of 2008, but due to the need for full and careful consideration of the review this date was revised to early 2009. On 27 January 2009 we published the recommendations of Dr Stone's review.