Nuclear Power Stations

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

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.

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

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.

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