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Nuclear Power

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to expand the capacity for nuclear power generation in the UK. (310503)

[holding answer 12 January 2010]: This Government are committed to addressing global climate change and securing the UK's energy supply and has determined that new nuclear has a role to play in the UK's future energy mix. Government's policy is that it is in the public interest to allow energy companies to fund, develop and build new nuclear power stations and that Government will take active steps to make the conditions right for investment and enable new nuclear to come on line as soon as possible.. These actions are set out in the Nuclear White Paper (‘A White Paper on Nuclear Power’, pp134, section 3.4-3.6) and the current status is at: do/uk_supply/energy_mix/nuclear/new/develop_forum/develop_forum.aspx