David Morris – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Energy and Climate Change

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Morris on 2016-03-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress she has made on the type approval of modular nuclear reactors.

Andrea Leadsom

Any nuclear reactor or facility proposed for deployment in the UK will be subject to robust and independent regulatory scrutiny.

Therefore, any small modular reactor design proposed for construction would undergo safety, security and environmental design assessment. A reactor design would only be allowed to progress if the independent regulator was satisfied it was compliant with the UK’s stringent safety standards.