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Hinkley Point C Power Station: China

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL4665, tabled on 2 December 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 30 June (HL1218), what assessment they have made of the risks of issues at the Taishan nuclean power plant in China delaying the start-up of Hinkley Point C.

Answered on

16 December 2021

The Government understands that the inspections at Taishan are ongoing. The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) remains in contact with the Chinese, French and Finnish regulators on this issue. The ONR will ensure that the developer of Hinkley Point C considers and addresses the learning from Taishan.