Nuclear Power: Emergencies
Energy and Climate Change
Paul Flynn (Newport West, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information he has received from the Chief Nuclear Inspector on progress made in the implementation of strengthening arrangements in nuclear emergency planning identified by the Office for Nuclear Regulation following the review of nuclear emergencies by the Nuclear Emergency Planning Liaison Group in 2011.
Charles Hendry (Minister of State (Renewable Energy), Energy and Climate Change; Wealden, Conservative)
Following the publication of Dr Mike Weightman's final report; the “Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami: Implications for the UK Nuclear Industry” (October 2011), the Government responded to a number of recommendations, including arrangements for nuclear emergency planning (December 2011). This response is available publicly at:
In his report Dr Weightman invited Government to report back on the recommendations by June 2012. Government will be providing an update to its December response shortly, ahead of Dr Weightman's ‘one year on' progress report, due to be published in autumn 2012. This will include information on the progress made in the implementation of strengthening arrangements in nuclear emergency planning.