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UK Parliament select committee to inquire into government’s plans to leave Euratom

Utility Week 1`7th July 2017, The newly elected chair of parliament’s business select committee has
pledged to make an inquiry into the government’s plans to leave Euratom
one of her top priorities. Rachel Reeves, who was voted chair of the
business, energy and industrial strategy select committee last week, said
in a BBC radio interview that she wanted to hold a probe into Britain’s
departure from the pan-European nuclear energy community.

Reeves, who is a former shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, described the nuclear sector
as “hugely important” to the UK economy. She said: “We need to do an
inquiry into Euratom because 65,000 jobs are in the civil nuclear sector.
“When we are up and running, I want to do an inquiry into this because so
many jobs and research depends on it.”

She made her comments as the European Commission published its position paper on negotiations into the
UK’s withdrawal from Euratom, which kicked off today (Monday). In its
position paper, the commission states that the Euratom treaty will cease to
apply to Britain from the date when the UK withdraws from the EU.
http://utilityweek.co.uk/news/BEIS-committee-to-scrutinise-Euratom-exit/1307532

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July 18, 2017 - Posted by | politics, UK

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