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Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Volume 681: debated on Tuesday 29 September 2020

What recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of locations in the UK for (a) small and (b) advanced nuclear reactors. [R] (906778)

The UK is fast becoming an exciting place for developing small and advanced nuclear reactor technologies. That is why we have recently invested over £130 million to support their development. We will shortly be undertaking a comprehensive assessment of siting requirements, including suitability, safety and security.

When will the Government publish their long-awaited energy White Paper and end the uncertainty over the future of our nuclear industry?