Science and Technology Committee - Third Report
Nuclear Research and Development Capabilities

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 15 November 2011.


Terms of Reference


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The nuclear R&D sector—past and present

Chapter 3: The role of nuclear in the energy portfolio up to 2050 and beyond

Chapter 4: Energy Policies  

Chapter 5: Are the UK's current R&D capabilities and associated expertise sufficient to keep the nuclear energy options open?

Chapter 6: Keeping the Nuclear Energy Options Open

Chapter 7: Roles and responsibilities

Departmental responsibilities for nuclear R&D

Chapter 8: The need for an integrated policy approach to maintaining nuclear R&D capabilities and associated expertise

Chapter 9: Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendix 1: Members and Declarations of Interest

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for Evidence

Appendix 4: Seminar held at the House of Lords

Appendix 5: Visit to the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Sellafield Ltd

Appendix 6:Abbreviations and Acroynms

Appendix 7: Recent reports from the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee

Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 5314)

References in footnotes to the Report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in oral evidence;

NRD refers to written evidence.

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