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Starting Date: 23-05-07
Closing Date: 10-10-07
The Government is consulting on the future of nuclear power in the UK. We want you to take part in this. You can visit our interactive website where you can submit your response directly online.
The consultation seeks views on the information and arguments set out on whether the private sector should be allowed to build new nuclear power stations.
We want to hear from members of the public, industry, non-Governmental organisations (NGOs) or any other organisation or public body.
We are seeking views on whether the Government has considered the relevant arguments; whether we have considered the arguments reasonably and whether there are other important arguments we have overlooked.
Your views will contribute to the shaping of the policy on the future of civil nuclear power in the UK. They will help Government assess the arguments before it reaches its final decision on the future of new nuclear build.
We will consider carefully the responses we get and this will enable us to take a decision on nuclear later in the year.
Technical consultations: Justification and Strategic Siting Assessment
Alongside this in-principle consultation there is a linked technical consultation on the details of running a Justification process and a Strategic Siting Assessment.
Over the consultation period we held meetings with representatives from NGOs, industry, local authorities and many other organisations. These meetings enabled us to explore in more detail the views of interested parties.
Please note: The views expressed by participants at these events were made independently. The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform was not responsible for these views.
More than 2000 organisations were invited to attend the stakeholder meetings. A set of presentation slides was used at the meetings listed below.
On Saturday 8 September 2007 nine deliberative events took place across the UK for members of the public. These events took place in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Newcastle and Norwich. They provided an opportunity for a cross section of the public to input their considered and informed views. They enabled us to understand the views of the public after they had heard the key facts and arguments in the consultation. Discussion at the events addressed the same key questions in the consultation document. The public were recruited to be broadly demographically representative of the UK population.
The full analysis report on the findings from the deliberative events is also available:
Presentation slides and handout sheets were used as stimulus materials at the citizen deliberative events: