Darren asks the Government for an update on Euratom replacement

Darren used a Parliamentary Question to ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what progress has been made on delivering an alternative body to Euratom (the European regulatory body for Nuclear Materials) ahead of the UK’s proposed withdrawal from Euratom in May 2019.
The Secretary’s response?
 
‘We have decided to establish a domestic nuclear safeguards regime which is as comprehensive and robust as that currently provided by Euratom.
This new regime will deliver to existing Euratom standards… We have already started building additional capability within the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation, who will be running the regime’
 
This is a perhaps disappointing lack of concrete progress, considering the importance of this issue. Nuclear materials deliver radiotherapy and chemotherapy in our hospitals, for instance, as well as providing zero carbon energy.
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