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Collaboration Agreements

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, columns 1493-4W, on collaboration agreements, on what date the Joint Meeting on Enhanced Collaboration will take place; where the meeting will be held; what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of that meeting; and what (a) organisations and (b) individuals have been invited to that meeting. (322276)

The UK-India Workshop on Civil Nuclear R&D Collaboration is being hosted by the Energy and Physical Sciences Research Council [EPSRC], with assistance from officials within the FCO, on 22 to 24 March 2010. Whitehall officials from FCO, MOD, DIS, DfID, DECC and BIS have been invited as well as senior figures from India’s Department of Atomic Energy [DAE] and Indian industry representatives.

The workshop is being held at the Cumberland Hotel, London. Stephen Elsby, senior sector manager for power at EPSRC, is leading the event.

As this workshop has not been arranged by DECC I am unable to provide details of exact costs incurred or Indian officials attending.