MPs hear evidence on future of North West’s nuclear industry

08 February 2010

MPs on the North West Committee hear evidence as part of the Committee's second inquiry, the 'Future of the Nuclear Industry in the North West'. Watch live from 4.15 pm

Witnesses

4.15 pm

  • Jean Llewelyn, Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Nuclear
  • Dr Graham Baldwin, North West Universities Association
  • Mike Graham National Secretary, Prospect
  • Rupert Steele, Director of Regulation, Scottish Power

5.15 pm

  • Fergus McMorrow, Chief Executive, Copeland Borough Council
  • David Hayes, Cumbria Vision
  • Richard Leafe, Chief Executive, Lake District National Park

6.00 pm

  • Martin Forwood, Campaign Coordinator, CORE
  • Councillor Ralph Pryke, Chair of the Nuclear Free Local Authorities England Forum

The inquiry is looking into

  • the effect of expanding the nuclear industry on the North West, including the impact on: the economy, jobs, skills, local and regional business and the environment
  • the role of regional universities and education bodies in supporting the nuclear industry in the region
  • what support is needed to maximise the potential benefits for businesses in the region
  • what improvements to the regional infrastructure will be needed, including during the construction phase
  • what are the arguments for and against each of the proposed four sites announced on Monday 9 November
  • what lessons can be learnt from earlier commissioning experiences
  • the role of regional bodies, and partnership arrangements between such bodies, in maximising the potential benefits and minimising the negative impacts of expanding the nuclear industry in the North West

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