Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee am ar 16 Tachwedd 2021.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

(Morning)

[James Gray in the Chair]

Photo of James Gray James Gray Ceidwadwyr, North Wiltshire 9:25, 16 Tachwedd 2021

Before we begin, I will start with a few parish notices. You all know the points about social distancing and the wearing of masks, which Mr Speaker has asked us to do when we can. We will consider the Bill point by point and the rules of behaviour in this Committee are really identical to the rules of behaviour in the main Chamber.

We first agree the programme motion in private. This is a rather strange piece of procedure, which allows the Chair to ask the witnesses to leave and then to ask them back in again. I overrule that. As a member of the Procedure Committee, I keep meaning to tell us to change that properly. We now come to the programme motion, about which we met yesterday to agree. I call the Minister to move the motion formally.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 16 November) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 16 November;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 18 November;

(c) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 23 November;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 25 November;

(e) at 9.25 am on Tuesday 30 November;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following Table:

Date

Time

Witness

Tuesday 16 November

Until no later than 10.25 am

Sizewell C Company; Westinghouse Electric Company; GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Tuesday 16 November

Until no later than 11.25 am

Prospect; Unite The Union; GMB

Tuesday 16 November

Until no later than 2.30 pm

Citizens Advice

Tuesday 16 November

Until no later than 3.30 pm

Atkins Global; Doosan Babcock Ltd; Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.; Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

Tuesday 16 November

Until no later than 4.15 pm

The Confederation of British Industry; The Nuclear Industry Association; Energy Industries Council

Tuesday 16 November

Until no later than 5.00 pm

Mycle Schneider, Convening Lead Author, The World Nuclear Industry Status Report; Professor Stephen Thomas, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Greenwich; Greenpeace UK

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 42, the Schedule, Clauses 43 to 45, new Clauses, new Schedules, remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 11.25am on Tuesday 30 November.—

Resolved,

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication. —(Greg Hands.)

Photo of James Gray James Gray Ceidwadwyr, North Wiltshire

Copies of written evidence which the Committee receives will be circulated to Members by email and also made available in the Committee room on each day that we meet.

Resolved,

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted. —(Greg Hands.)

The Committee deliberated in private.