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Energy Minister to give evidence on long-term nuclear strategy

10 December 2013

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is to question the Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Energy, on the Government’s roll-out of its nuclear energy strategy.

On Tuesday 10 December the Committee will hold a one-off evidence session to scrutinise what progress the Government has made on its long-term nuclear strategy.

Witnesses

Tuesday 10 December, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.45am evidence will be heard from:

  • Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Energy, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Likely questions

  • What needs to be done to realise the nuclear strategy?
  • How effectively are Government departments working together?
  • How will the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) achieve the status of being an international leader?
  • What are the current plans for dealing with nuclear waste?

Background

In November 2011 the Committee published its report “Nuclear research and development capabilities”, which concluded that the Government was neglecting to lead and coordinate nuclear research and development (R&D) activities.

The Government subsequently issued a response which laid out its commitment to developing a new long-term strategy to 2050 and beyond.

Further information

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