Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

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 what the total cost to date has been of the creation and operation of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

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

The Department was advised by consultants, by means of a contract for services, on matters relating to arrangements for setting up the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Services under the contract included providing strategic management and direct technical and commercial functions to both the Department and the 'shadow' NDA. The contract was signed on 12 August 2002 and was novated to the NDA on 25 May 2005. The final cost was £23.16 million. The NDA's operational costs as given in their management accounts are as follows:

Audited actual 2004-05 Audited actual 2005-06 Period 10 forecast 2006-07 (unaudited)
NDA Total Spend 9 2,420 2,683
NDA HQ Spend 9 36 50
Efficiency savings 0 124 140

1. Expenditure in 2004-05 represents the 'shadow' NDA. Figures for 2005-06 and 2006-07 show the NDA established with its full staff complement.

2. Expenditure is stated on a near-cash basis and includes capital expenditure but excludes non-cash items such as depreciation and movement in provisions.

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