National Skills Academy for Nuclear: Finance

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered am ar 29 Mawrth 2010.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Annibynnol, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to the public purse has been of the establishment of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear to date; and what the Academy's annual operating budget is.

Photo of David Kidney David Kidney Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The cost of running and setting up the National Skills Academy for Nuclear for three years to 31 December 2010 is £6.6 million. Of this, £3.75 million came from the public sector-the Learning and Skills Council.

The annual running cost of the academy in 2010 will be around £1.5 million. Of this, £311,000 will come from the Learning and Skills Council and the rest from employer/provider contributions and other revenue sources.

In line with the Government policy, Skills Academies are required to move to a wholly industry funded model within three years. The National Skills Academy for Nuclear should be self financing by the three year deadline in December 2010.

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 30 Maw 2010 6:33 pm (Report this annotation)

Nice to know that we need lots of people with nuclear skills to keep our power stations and nuclear weapons up to date.. Glad to see my MP showing an interest

Ken Brookman
Posted on 31 Maw 2010 5:17 pm (Report this annotation)

Excellent news and seems like good value for money to keep our nuclear experts active and nice to see that my Mp is in favour of our nuclear progress