Third quarter of 2000


Nuclear and renewable energies

Paul Flynn MP, Labour, has submitted a new Early Day Motion [EDM 1018] (non legislative) highlighting the huge subsidy given to BNFL for its plutonium MOX programm.

Submitted 25 July 2000

[Posted 28/07/2000]

That this House deplores the decision to agree to pay Japan 40 million as a sweetener to apologise for the fact that British Nuclear Fuels sent Kansai Electric plutonium Mox fuel with falsified safety paperwork; notes with concern the total cost of the return of the discredited Mox fuel to Sellafield is likely to be in excess of 100 million; believes the agreement to provide Kansai Electric with alternative subsidised Mox fuel is contrary to EU rules on state aid; contrasts the enormous subsidies to the plutonium fuel industry with the total annual research, demonstration and development investment into renewable energy of 31 million; and calls upon the Government to halt all further support for plutonium fuel production in the United Kingdom in favour of a robust support for renewable energies.

Signatures (14):

Flynn/Paul
Vis/Rudi
Michie/Bill
Cook/Frank
Mahon/Alice
Smith/Llew
Simpson/Alan
Davis/Terry
Barnes/Harry
Jones/Lynne
Hancock/Mike
Cohen/Harry
Corbyn/Jeremy
Harvey/Nick

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