Nuclear Power

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Colin Challen Colin Challen Labour, Morley and Rothwell

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what sites other than existing nuclear sites are under consideration for the potential development of new nuclear power stations.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

It will be for companies to bring forward proposals to build new nuclear power stations. The suitability of sites will be assessed through the Strategic Siting Assessment process. We will be consulting on draft criteria for this process shortly.

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