To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Hitachi on its investment in Wylfa nuclear power station; and if he will make a statement on the future of that project.
On the 4 June 2018, my rt. hon. the Secretary of State confirmed to Parliament that the Government has entered negotiations with Hitachi in relation to Horizon’s proposed Wylfa Newydd project, based on Anglesey in North Wales. The negotiations with Hitachi on agreeing a deal that provides value for money for consumers and taxpayers are ongoing. The Secretary of State has regular discussions with Hitachi, including during his visit to Japan in November. The Secretary of State will update the House on the status of negotiations at the appropriate point, in line with his commitment in June.