[Frank Cook in the Chair] — Nuclear Industry
Jamie Reed (PPS (Mr Tony McNulty, Minister of State), Home Office; Copeland, Labour)
I sincerely hope that the Conservative party will move on that, so that we can give the industry comfort that energy policy is above the vagaries of party politics and it can have the confidence to move forward. I would appreciate being able to sit down with the hon. Gentleman in future to discuss those issues. A cross-party approach is absolutely necessary. We should jettison the vanities of party politics on issues of this importance.
The third element is:
"A long-term storage solution in place for the UK's existing radioactive waste legacy".
Key progress is being made. The CoRWM recommendations will be of pivotal importance in years to come. Finally, I absolutely and wholeheartedly agree on the fourth element:
"A review of the planning and licensing system to reduce the lead time for construction."
However, the report does not touch on a number of issues, and I should like to go into them now, if that is permitted within this debate. I seek your guidance, Mr. Cook. They are entirely germane to the subject.