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Small Modular Reactors: Northern Ireland

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 7984, tabled on 24 May 2022

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.

Answered on

1 June 2022

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.