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Nuclear Fusion: Research

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 16th February 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Featherstone Baroness Featherstone Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the fusion research programme at the Culham Centre will continue to be funded following the UK's departure from the EU.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The UK is a world leader in fusion research and development (R&D) and we have no intention of compromising this following the government’s decision to withdraw from the Euratom Treaty. We fully recognise the importance of international collaboration in fusion research and the UK’s key role in these efforts.

Maintaining and building on our world-leading fusion expertise and securing alternative routes into the international fusion R&D projects such as the Joint European Torus (JET) project at the Culham Centre will be a priority. Government is working closely with the UK Atomic Energy Authority on ways to achieve this.

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