TISC PN17 0405

TRADE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE OFFICE     HOUSE OF COMMONS   
7 MILLBANK     LONDON SW1P 3JA

Telephone: 020 7219 5777/5779

PN 17 of Session 2004-05

PRESS NOTICE: NEW INQUIRY

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority was established under the Energy Act 2004. From 1 April 2005 it will be responsible for the oversight and management of the decommissioning and clean-up of the UK's civil nuclear legacy.

The Trade and Industry Committee reviewed the Government's plans for the NDA in advance of Parliament's consideration of the Energy Bill 2003 (Seventeenth Report of Session 2002-03 (HC968)). The Committee now intends to conduct a brief inquiry into the progress made by the NDA since its establishment and the arrangements made by the DTI for the transfer of responsibilities and assets to the Authority. The Committee's review will include funding arrangements, capital expenditure and running costs, operation of commercial installations and facilities, R&D and the development of the nuclear industry skills base.

The Committee would welcome written evidence on these or any other related issues by Friday 25 February 2005. Details of oral evidence hearings will be announced shortly after that date.

If possible, written evidence should take the form of a memorandum with numbered paragraphs and should be submitted, as a MS Word document, by e-mail to t [email protected] with a single hard copy sent to the Clerk at the address above. For further information please contact the Committee Office on 020 7219 5777/ 5779.

20 January 2005

ENDS