Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 25th July 2017.

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Photo of Antoinette Sandbach Antoinette Sandbach Conservative, Eddisbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the cost of replicating EURATOM in the UK.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The nature of future arrangements with Euratom and the EU will be subject to negotiation. Our aim throughout the negotiations with the European Commission will be to maintain our mutually successful civil nuclear cooperation with Euratom and the rest of the world. The scope of these arrangements will determine the cost.

Government included a nuclear safeguards bill in the Queen’s Speech and, subject to the will of Parliament, this will ensure that the Office for Nuclear Regulation has the legal underpinning required for it to take on the role and responsibilities required to meet our international safeguards and nuclear non-proliferation obligations.

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