Nuclear Reactors: Northern Ireland

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 1st June 2022.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of deploying small modular reactors in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

As outlined in the British Energy Security Strategy, the Government’s long-term ambition is to increase plans for the deployment of civil nuclear power by 2050. In order to facilitate this, the Government has committed to a number of nuclear ambitions, including developing an overall siting strategy for the long term.

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