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Nuclear Power

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 17th March 2006.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Shadow Minister (Higher Education), Education, Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of availability of trained personnel in the field of nuclear power generation.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry

Cogent Sector Skills Council was launched in March 2004 tasked with taking a strategic view of the nuclear sector to ensure that education and training can meet the nuclear employers' current and future needs.

Cogent have recently undertaken a review of the labour market in the nuclear industry. The draft Skills Needs Assessment document which sets out the position of skills in the nuclear industry, along with the other industry sectors that Cogent covers, can be found on the Cogent web site at: http://www.cogent-ssc.com/pdf/SNADRAFTFORCONSULTATION170206v2.pdf

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