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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1048: tabled on 06 February 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Public Accounts Committee states thatitisnot convinced that taxpayers are getting a good deal from the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency's (NDA) plans; believe that these enormous costs need to be strictly controlled by robust, verified assessments of the sums involved, so that payments are not made which would seem to constitute a reward for failure; recalls that when the contract was awarded in October 2008, Ministers at the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) were questioned on the probity of such huge sums being awarded without Parliamentary scrutiny; recalls EDM 2321 on Parliamentary Oversight of Sellafield Indemnification tabled on 22 October 2008 observed accurately that the agreement would privatise the profits of the Sellafield management contract leaving the potentially multi-billion pound liabilities with taxpayers; acknowledges the subsequent release of internal memoranda and emails between DECC and NDA officials which expose the deliberate cover up from Parliament; and now invites current Ministers at the DECC to explain why Nuclear Management Partners have made such a pig's ear of the task of managing Sellafield safely and within budget.