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Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station

Volume 679: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2020

I rise to present a petition to the House of Commons on Hunterston B nuclear power station.

The petition states:

The petition of residents of the North Ayrshire & Arran constituency,

Declares that there is an urgent need to support inward investment in North Ayrshire; notes the announcement of the complete cessation of energy production at Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station in January 2022; further notes the £54 million annual contribution the station makes to the North Ayrshire economy; and further declares that, while there is no immediate threat to the jobs of approximately 520 staff and 250 contractors working on the site, action needs to be taken now to ensure the sustainability of the local economy once the defueling of Hunterston B has concluded.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the UK Government to work in partnership with the Scottish Government and North Ayrshire Council to deliver investment in green, clean energy production in North Ayrshire as a matter of urgency.

And the petitioners remain, etc.