Tom Greatrex MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, responding to the publication of the Government’s response to the Weightman Report on the implications of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami for the UK nuclear industry, said:
“The safety of the UK’s nuclear industry is of paramount importance.
“As the report highlighted, the Government should always ensure that our regulatory and safety regimes are as robust as possible. Nothing in the Weightman Report called into question a continued role for nuclear power in the UK as part of a more sustainable and balanced future energy mix.
“Now, the Tory-led Government needs to give investors the support and confidence they need to deliver the construction of new capacity in the nuclear industry.”