Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 27th January 2016.

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Photo of Sue Hayman Sue Hayman Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:30 am, 27th January 2016

In 2013, the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee recommended extending the retention of business rates to include new build nuclear power stations. The Centre of Nuclear Excellence is in my constituency, and the new build at Moorside is vital for our economic prosperity. Given the Government cuts to Cumbria’s councils, does the Prime Minister agree that if we are truly to build a northern powerhouse, our local authorities must retain all business rates from the nuclear new build in west Cumbria?