To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money has been allocated to the nuclear sector deal; what the agreed spend is to date; and what progress has been made against agreed milestones; and if he will make a statement.
Total funding in the Nuclear Sector Deal – from both the Government and industry – is £204 million, of which £172 million is from the Government. Publicly committed Government funds to date are approximately £113 million, with further announcements being considered. Good progress has been made on the Sector Deal, including:
- Publication of a National Decommissioning and Waste Management Pipeline inJune 2019.
- Up to £16 million in research and development grants for advanced manufacturing, awarded in November 2019.
- Support from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to a Rolls-Royce-led UK consortium to develop a Small Modular Reactor, announced in November 2019.
- Publication of a Nuclear Sector Gender Roadmap and Gender Commitment in December 2019.