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Energy: Nuclear

Volume 684: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any undertakings have been given to the Government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the siting of nuclear power stations in the United Kingdom.[HL7068]

Any new nuclear power stations would be proposed, developed, constructed and operated by the private sector. The responsibility for identifying and acquiring specific sites and securing the necessary consents will lie with the developer. Government have committed to undertaking a strategic siting assessment that will help developers to identify the most suitable sites.