Nuclear Reactors:Written question - 31398

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Asked by Paul Flynn
(Newport West)
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Asked on: 16 March 2016
HM Treasury
Nuclear Reactors
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.248 of the Budget 2016, to which Department bids to help develop the next generation of small modular reactors will be submitted.
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Answered by: Greg Hands
Answered on: 21 March 2016

Following the announcement made at the Budget, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched the first phase of a competition to identify the best value small modular reactor for the UK on the 17th March. This development builds on a previous announcement, made at Autumn Statement 2015, that DECC would conduct this competition to help pave the way towards building one of the world’s first small modular reactors in the UK.

The relevant documentation for the competition is available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/small-modular-reactors

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