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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL4921, tabled on 24 January 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual Nuclear Decommissioning Authority budget, and what percentage is spent on plutonium management.

Answered on

6 February 2017

In Spending Review 2015, the Government committed £11bn net funding to Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) over five years (in addition to its forecast commercial income). The total planned expenditure for the financial year 2016 to 2017 is £3.2 billion. The costs of storing and protecting plutonium, both historically and in the future, have not been disclosed on the grounds of commercial sensitivities as well as national security. Government is satisfied with the provision made in the NDA’s budget to continue to make meaningful progress on the plutonium disposition programme.