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Nuclear Installations: EU Law

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Leader of the Green Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he has taken to implement European Council Directive 2009/71/Euratom of 25 June 2009 establishing a Community framework for the nuclear safety of nuclear installations; what steps he has taken in response to infringement proceedings by the European Commission against the UK for non-compliance with Directive 2009/71/Euratom; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The UK notified the European Commission (EC) on 19 July 2011 that we had given effect to the Council Directive 2009/71/Euratom using the existing UK regulatory regime. The EC has sought further information on two aspects of the UK's implementation—the provision of a correlation table and the implementation of the provisions in Gibraltar. A correlation table was provided on 19 July 2011 even though the directive does not require it. We are liaising with the Gibraltarian Government to ensure the necessary legislation is put in place even though there are no nuclear facilities on Gibraltar to which this directive would apply. It is expected that this work will be completed in early 2012. The UK Government will shortly be writing to the EC to confirm that a correlation table has already been provided and to inform it of progress with implementation in Gibraltar.

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