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Nuclear Power Stations

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to Baroness Neville-Jones of 11 January 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA128, what the outcome was of the inquiry into the removal of protectively marked information from a nuclear licensed site in 2006. (311291)

A recommendation was made to provide a programme of training and education for the individual responsible for the inadvertent disclosure, and this training duly took place.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what process he plans to take into account submissions made to his Department's consultations on (a) the National Nuclear Policy Statement and (b) the regulatory justification of new nuclear power stations; and when he expects to respond to each consultation. (311292)

The consultation on the Nuclear and other energy National Policy Statements will close on 22 February 2010. The Government will carefully consider the responses made to the consultation, along with the output of the Parliamentary Scrutiny of the National Policy Statements, and intend to publish a revised National Policy Statement when the process is complete.

On Regulatory Justification, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has published his proposed decisions for consultation. He will consider all responses received before making his final decisions and expects to respond to the consultation at the end of this process.