Lords examines Nuclear Safeguards Bill

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23 February 2018

The Nuclear Safeguards Bill began its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Thursday 22 February.

Members discussed subjects including reports on implementation of agreements reached with the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) on nuclear safeguards and access to medical radioisotopes.

A further day of committee stage is scheduled for Thursday 1 March.

Lords second reading: Wednesday 7 February

Members discussed a number of subjects covered by the bill including the supply of medical radioisotopes and the civil nuclear sector.

Nuclear Safeguards Bill

The purpose of the Bill is to establish a new domestic safeguarding regime for the UK’s civil nuclear industry following the UK’s departure from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom). The Bill provides for the expansion of the remit of the UK regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), and would enable the UK to enter new international agreements on nuclear safeguarding outside Euratom.

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