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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:16 pm on 14th December 2020.

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Photo of Mike Hill Mike Hill Labour, Hartlepool 5:16 pm, 14th December 2020

I thank the Secretary of State for his commitment to the future of SMRs and his target of 2030, but that might be too late for Hartlepool power station, which is due to be decommissioned in 2025, the first of the existing fleets. We have a skilled nuclear workforce and a safe nuclear transport infrastructure, so what hope can the Secretary of State give my constituents on the future of nuclear jobs in Hartlepool?