Nuclear Installations

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff work in his Department's Nuclear Resilience and Assurance directorate; how many such staff work on nuclear security matters; and what proportion such staff have expertise in nuclear security.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills , Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Minister of State for Portsmouth

The Nuclear Resilience and Assurance Directorate (NRAD) in my Department is responsible for the policy frameworks for civil nuclear security, emergency planning and safety assurance, as well as working to improve the security of nuclear and radiological material overseas and taking forward UK nuclear non-proliferation priorities. NRAD also houses the UK Chemical Weapons Convention National Authority. The Directorate currently has an allocation of 52 staff with a range of cross cutting expertise in these areas, who work closely with expert partners in other organisations including the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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