Lord Flight: ...of having this vote is to fall in with the parliamentary case. We are where we are: we all know that this Bill is just about the mechanics. It has to be successful for Article 50 to be activated. It also has this extraordinary involvement of Euratom. I read with interest the Library’s comments on it, where it seems to take the view that the legal cases on the one side or the other...
Tom Blenkinsop: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of leaving the European Atomic Energy Community on projects that require the co-operation of American nuclear energy companies.
Catherine West: ...Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2016 to Question 47517, whether the Government has completed an assessment of the legal and policy implications of the UK's membership of Euratom.
Lord Prior of Brampton: The UK is a world leader in fusion research and development (R&D) and we have no intention of compromising this following the government’s decision to withdraw from the Euratom Treaty. We fully recognise the importance of international collaboration in fusion research and the UK’s key role in these efforts. Maintaining and building on our world-leading fusion expertise and...
Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the effect of the Government's decision to leave Euratom on the cost, safety and regulatory processes associated with existing and planned nuclear power stations.
Ian Murray: ..., Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) Joint European Torus project and (b) Culham Centre for Fusion Energy of the UK's decision to withdraw from Euratom; and if he will make a statement.
Ian Murray: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the UK ceasing to be a member of Euratom on the Joint European Torus project's (a) funding, (b) staffing, (c) operational experiments and (d) collaboration with other EU scientist and member states.
Lord Balfe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the decision to leave the EU, what will be the UK's future relationship with EURATOM.
Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what services, provisions or assistance are provided to the UK as a result of the UK's membership of the European Atomic Energy Community, EURATOM; and in the event of the UK withdrawing from the EU, how any such benefits will be affected or replaced.
“(1) Nothing in this Act shall affect the UK’s membership of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom). (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Act, Her Majesty’s Government shall treat the process of leaving Euratom as separate to that of leaving the European Union.”—(Paul Blomfield.) Brought up. Question put, That the clause be added to the Bill....
Paul Blomfield: ...of the Secretary of State’s commitment to achieve a deal that provides for the exact same benefits as we enjoy from our current membership of the single market. The issue of our membership of Euratom has caused concern among Members on both sides of the House, which the Minister failed to allay in his closing remarks. To clear up any doubts, such as those that the hon. Member for...
Tom Blenkinsop: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of leaving the European Atomic Energy Community on the construction of Hinkley Point C.
Caroline Lucas: ...we can enforce environmental legislation? While I have his attention, and at the risk of challenging his stereotype, how does he plan to replace the nuclear safety function if we recklessly leave Euratom?
Pat McFadden: Given that the Government have said that they will pull out of Euratom, because it is part of the EU, is not the logical extension of their position to pull out of all those agencies? If so, why does my hon. Friend think they do not want to face up to it? Is it because they do not want to face up to the cost of duplicating the work of 30-odd agencies?
Lord Berkeley: ...in the case of the air and the medical agencies that have just been discussed, the Government are looking into how this can be integrated with Brexit, but they have already made a decision to leave Euratom without any debate at all? They are all the same kind of safety regulators: what is the difference?
John Woodcock: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on plans to leave Euratom; and on what dates those discussions took place.
Ian Murray: ...of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on nuclear safety and existing nuclear safety regimes in the UK of the UK leaving Euratom.
John Woodcock: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of plans to leave Euratom on UK nuclear capacity, research and business plans.
Baroness Scott of Needham Market: My Lords, first, I thank the Government for publishing the menu after the House of Commons has finished its dinner. I have a specific question about our withdrawal from the Euratom treaty, which has provided the framework for civil nuclear power and the management of nuclear waste in this country for the last 40 years. What communication have the Government had with the industry to assure...
David Jones: ...are enjoyed under EU legislation will be preserved by the great repeal Bill and brought across into UK law. Let me also say that we have no plans to withdraw from the ECHR. Let me deal with the question of Euratom. Euratom and the EU share a common institutional framework, including the European Court of Justice, a role for the Commission and decision making in the Council, making them...