Parliament 2010-07-22

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Radioactive Waste: Waste Management

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from what budget payment for costs of dealing with nuclear waste exceeding (a) the fixed unit price for waste disposal and (b) the contingency cost budgets for such disposal is drawn. [10998]
Charles Hendry: The Government's policy is that the price paid by operators of new nuclear power stations for the disposal of their higher activity radioactive wastes should be sufficient to meet their full share of waste disposal costs. The precise details of this scheme are still under consideration.

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Sellafield

Ms Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's policy is on the proposal to provide a new manufacturing line at the Sellafield MOX plant; and if he will make a statement. [10260]
Charles Hendry: The running of the Sellafield MOX Plant (SMP) is an operational matter for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (a non-departmental public body of DECC, responsible for tackling the nuclear legacy) and its contractor, Sellafield Ltd. As part of an agreement between the NDA and 10 Japanese Utilities, on a framework for manufacturing Japanese fuel in SMP, a programme of engineering improvements is being implemented to enhance the plant's performance. Part of this programme will be the installation of a new rod line.

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Nuclear Development Forum

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who attended the Nuclear Development Forum held on 15 July 2010; what estimate he has made of the cost to the Office for Nuclear Development of hosting the Forum; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each paper submitted for discussion or information at the Forum by (a) his Department and (b) others attending. [10131]
Charles Hendry [holding answer 20 July 2010]: A copy of the attendee list for the Nuclear Development Forum held on 15 July is available on the forum's website:

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/what_we_do/uk_supply/energy_mix/nuclear/new/develop_forum/develop_forum.aspx

All other papers submitted for information or discussion have either been made available on the website or will be shortly.
The estimated cost of hosting the Nuclear Development Forum on 15 July was £1,520.00.
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