Nuclear Power: Regulation

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 30th July 2019.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Liberal Democrat, Streatham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, which parts of the Government’s plan for civil nuclear regulation in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal have been implemented.

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

The Government has implemented all necessary parts of its plan for civil nuclear regulation to ensure that it is ready in the event that the UK leaves the EU and European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) without a deal.

The UK has put in place all legislative measures required in order to allow the civil nuclear industry to continue to operate with certainty and to enable the UK to meet its international obligations. It has also established a new domestic nuclear safeguards regime to be run by the Office for Nuclear Regulation, and concluded all international agreements required for civil nuclear trade to continue.

Detailed information on the Government’s preparedness can be found in BEIS’ Quarterly Updates to Parliament on Euratom Exit. The latest update can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/euratom-exit-quarterly-update-january-to-march-2019.

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