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Energy Minister to give evidence to Lords Committee on long-term nuclear strategy

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is to question 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.

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.

Questions which the witness will be asked include:

  • 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?

The evidence session will be held on Tuesday 10 December 2013 at 10.45am in Committee Room 3 of the House of Lords.

The session will be webcast at and is also open to the public. Journalists wishing to attend should go to Parliament's Cromwell Green Entrance and should allow time for security screening.

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