Department for Energy and Climate Change

Written Answer, Sellafield: Radioactive Materials, 12 October 2015

Sue Hayman Opposition Whip (Commons)
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate she has made of the quantity of nuclear material in Scotland that will be transported to Sellafield during this Parliament.

Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change
The information requested is contained within the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) “Exotic Fuels and Nuclear Materials Dounreay Preferred Options (Gate B)” paper, which was published in February 2013. This can be found at:

http://www.nda.gov.uk/publication/exotic-fuels-and-nuclear-materials-dounreay-prefered-options-february-2013/.

Material from the Dounreay Fast Breeder Reactor is being transferred to Sellafield for management alongside spent Magnox fuel, and those transfers are around 25% complete. The reference strategy for this is reprocessing. Further details can be found in the NDA’s “Exotic Fuels: Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) Breeder Credible and Preferred Options” paper, which was published in July 2011. This can be found at:

http://www.nda.gov.uk/publication/exotic-fuels-dounreay-fast-reactor-dfr-breeder-credible-and-preferred-options-july-2011/ .

Written Answer, Public Expenditure – Energy and Climate Change, 14 January 2015

Caroline Flint (Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; Don Valley, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with reference to Part II: Subhead detail of his Department’s Main Supply Estimates for 2014-15, what programmes are supported under subheading D; what the purpose and functions are of each such programme; and how much funding was allocated to each such programme in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Amber Rudd (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; Hastings and Rye, Conservative)
A detailed breakdown of the programmes supported under the sub-heading “D” and the Budgets for 2013-14 and 2014-15 at the time of the Main Estimate is held on the HM Treasury database OSCAR, and is shown in the table below.

2013-14 2014-15 2013-14 2014-15
Programme Resource £k Capital £k Purpose/function
340,663 323,093 8,301 7,875
British Energy 247,000 236,300 British Energy historic liabilities
Civil Nuclear Liabilities 722 576 Nuclear & Radioactive Waste
Coal Pensions 164 250 Coal Pensions Liabilities
Concessionary Fuel Liabilities 55,234 53,799 Concessionary Fuel Liabilities
Global Threat Reduction 3,750 1,504 7,101 0 Reduce threats posed by nuclear & radiological materials/expertise worldwide
NonProliferation 26,302 22,966 0 0 Subscriptions and support to the IAEA and the OPCW
Nuclear Security 7,491 7,698 1,200 7,875 Nuclear security, emergency planning and safety incl.Radioactive Incident Monitoring Network (RIMNET)