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Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee's most recent annual report. (266785)

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A copy of the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee's report FOR 2007-08 is published on the HSE's website and a copy has been placed in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which bodies are undertaking work formerly undertaken by the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee. (266788)

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The Committee reached the end of its term of office in October 2008 and the Board of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) decided to defer any decision on future arrangements for providing independent technical advice on nuclear safety, pending various reviews. Any decision will need to take account of the arrangements, yet to be finalised, to implement the Stone review of nuclear regulation. Experts staff HSE's Nuclear Directorate and it calls on many external sources of advice on nuclear safety when it needs them.