Fylde MP's call to ensure nuclear fuel is made in UK

Fylde MP Mark Menzies has been told his representations to ensure British-made nuclear fuel can be provided for a new nuclear power plant on Anglesey will be heard.

Mr Menzies spoke up to support the Springfields plant in his constituency following an announcement by Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark about the Wylfa Newydd power station.

Mr Clark announced yesterday that the Government and Hitachi have entered into negotiations to build two reactors on Anglesey.

Following the announcement, made in the House of Commons, Mr Menzies said: "I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement and continued support for the nuclear industry.

"Will he look at Springfields, the nuclear fuel manufacturer, which employs 1,200 people in my constituency, and do everything he can to ensure that the next generation of nuclear fuel is made right here in the UK?"

Mr Clark told him: "My hon. Friend is a consistent and passionate advocate for Springfields in his constituency.

"The Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, my hon. Friend Richard Harrington, who is responsible for industry, will be visiting very shortly.

"It is a matter for the company where it sources its fuel, but I know that my hon. Friend’s representations will be heard."