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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Springfields

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 24 March 2010, Official Report, column 42WS, on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (Springfields Site), what insurance arrangements will apply under the new arrangements for management of the plant. (325400)

Under the new arrangements for the management of the site, with effect from 1 April 2010 the insurance arrangements for the Springfields site will be a matter for Springfields Fuels Ltd. and its owner. Under the agreements between the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Springfields Fuels Ltd. the latter is required to have a range of insurances including Nuclear Installations Act 1965 liability insurance. No insurance arrangements will be made by either the Department for Energy and Climate Change or the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.