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Trade and Industry written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Shadow Secretary of State (Trade and Industry)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding his Department gave to the (a) UK Atomic Energy Authority, (b) Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and (c) Civil Nuclear Police Authority in each of the last five years; and how much has been provided to each body in 2006-07.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Science and Innovation), Department of Trade and Industry

holding answer 4 December 2006

The DTI's departmental report shows payments to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) for the funding of decommissioning, as follows:

£ million
2002-03 277.411
2003-04 260.505
2004-05 288.500

In addition the DTI's departmental report shows other grant in aid payments to UKAEA, as follows:

£ million
2002-03 0
2003-04 17.5
2004-05 28.6

The Energy Act 2004 produced a reorganisation of the Government's nuclear decommissioning. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) were established with effect from 1 April 2005. The NDA acquired the responsibility for the nuclear liabilities which were previously the responsibility of UKAEA and the CNPA took over the responsibility for nuclear policing. These changes were reflected in a change to the funding arrangements provided by the DTI in 2005-06. The NDA received the major part of the decommissioning funding and the CNPA received minor sums. The funding to UKAEA was reduced accordingly.

The DTI's 2007 departmental report will disclose the following funding for 2005-06 and budgeted funding for 2006-07.

£ million
2005-06 2006-07( 1)
NDA (less NDA income) l,051 1,508
UKAEA 9.7 12.6
CNPA 6 3
(1) Spring Supplementary Estimate.

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