Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 6th July 2021.

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Photo of Mark Jenkinson Mark Jenkinson Conservative, Workington

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the recent Nuclear Decommissioning Authority departmental review, what his plans are for the creation of a development agency for new nuclear build.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The Government is committed to new nuclear after Hinkley Point C and is focused on bringing at least one more large-scale project to a Final Investment Decision this parliament, as well as progressing work on advanced nuclear technologies like Small Modular Reactors. Separately, the Departmental Review of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, published in June 2021, makes recommendations for improvements to the form, function and governance of the organisation in relation to its mission under the Energy Act 2004.

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