Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of Toshiba's decision to withdraw from constructing a proposed nuclear power station in Cumbria on future UK energy production.

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

Toshiba’s decision to withdraw from Moorside was a commercial one which will understandably have come as a disappointment to the people of West Cumbria. However, the site will return to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in due course and we will consider options for its future. The site remains eligible for nuclear new build projects and we welcome discussions with potential investors and operators.

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