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Joint Research Centre

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether (a) his Department and (b) the Office for Civil Nuclear Security will provide (i) personnel and (ii) resources to the Euratom/Joint Research Centre Research Laboratory in Karlsruhe. (321123)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Office for Civil Nuclear Security do not, and have no plans to, provide personnel or resources to the Joint Research Centre (JRC) laboratory in Karlsruhe.

The Institute for Transuranium Elements (JRC-ITU) in Karlsruhe is one of seven institutes of the JRC that functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the European Union. Funding for the JRC-ITU is provided by the European Commission (EC). The EC has allocated €517 million for the nuclear activities of the JRC under Euratom Framework Programme 7.