Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Nuclear Power

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 5th July 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Tom Greatrex Tom Greatrex Shadow Minister (Energy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans his Department has to receive (a) legal and (b) accounting advice from external organisations in relation to the strike price for nuclear power; and what estimate he has made of the cost of this advice to the public purse.

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

The Department plans to make use of external legal and accountancy advice to inform its discussions with developers on enabling early investment decisions ahead of electricity market reform, and any subsequent decision on strike prices.

In order to ensure best value for money is achieved, estimates of the costs of procuring external advice cannot be disclosed in advance, but the actual costs incurred will be published in due course in line with the Government's policy on publishing spending data.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.