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Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the first of the new nuclear power stations to be producing energy for the National Grid. (287010)

Government remain committed to enabling new nuclear build as soon as possible. The indicative timeline we published in January 2009, set out that we expect the first new nuclear power station to become operational in 2018, or sooner if possible.