The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee hears evidence for its inquiry into nuclear research and technologies in its final two evidence sessions. The Committee hears from witnesses including Dame Sue Ion, Chair, Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (NIRAB) and Lord Hutton of Furness, Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association (NIA). In the first evidence session, the Committee questions the National Nuclear Laboratory and the UK Atomic Energy Authority. They explore issues such as the future governance and funding of their organisations; the UK’s future relationship with Euratom and what steps the Government need to take to ensure the UK has a coherent and consistent long term policy for civil nuclear activities. In the second session the Committee questions the witnesses on whether the co-ordination between the different public bodies involved in nuclear research is sufficient and what role the newly reconstituted Nuclear Industry Council can play in any sector deal as part of the Industrial Strategy.
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A GROUP of Cumbrian nuclear experts will give evidence to a nuclear inquiry tomorrow. Dame Sue Ion, who was born in Carlisle and chairs the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (NIRAB), Lord Hutton of Furness, former MP for Barrow and Labour Defence Secretry who now chairs the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) and Paul Howarth, chief executive of the National Nuclear Laboratory in Workington, will all answer questions from the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee. Professor Howarth will appear alongside Ian Chapman, chief executive of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, at 10.40am. They will be asked about future governance and funding of their organisations and the UK’s future relationship with Euratom. Lord Hutton and Dr Ion will appear at 11.40am and talk about co-ordination between public bodies, research is sufficient and what role the Nuclear Industry Council can play in Britain’s industrial strategy.
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