Minister questioned on nuclear waste disposal guidance

05 July 2018

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is holding an oral evidence session with stakeholders and the Minister responsible for nuclear waste disposal as part of its inquiry examining draft guidance on the determination of nuclear waste disposal planning applications.

Purpose of the Session

The inquiry into the draft National Policy Statement for Geological Disposal Infrastructure examines the objectives and scope of the guidance for those considering applications and the framework for granting development consents. It is also considering how it fits in with the Government’s Industrial Strategy and emphasis on regional growth.

Written evidence

Ahead of the session on Tuesday, the Committee has today published written evidence submitted to the inquiry.


Tuesday 10 July 2018, Committee Room 8 Palace of Westminster

At 9.15am - Panel 1

  • Philip Matthews, Executive Director, Nuclear Legacy Advisory Forum (NuLeaf)
  • Ruth Bradshaw, Policy and Research Manager, Campaign for National Parks
  • Dr Pauleen Lane CBE, Group Manager National Infrastructure, Planning Inspectorate

At 10am – Panel 2

  • Bruce McKirdy, Managing Director, Radioactive Waste Management (RWM)
  • Stephen Tromans QC, Member, Committee on Radioactive Management (CoRWM)
  • Professor Andrew Blowers, Co-Chair, NGO Forum and Chair, Blackwater Against New Nuclear Group (BANNG)

At 10.45am – Panel 3

  • Richard Harrington MP, Minister for Business and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Stephen Speed, Director, Nuclear, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Imran Nazir, Deputy Director, Decommissioning, Radioactive Materials and Geological Disposal Programme, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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