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Cumbrian MPs Meet with South Korean Delegation to Discuss Nuclear in Cumbria

03 July 2019

Cumbrian MPs John Stevenson and Trudy Harrison met with a delegation of South Korean National Assembly Members to discuss Korean and UK nuclear relationships – and specifically the future of the Moorside nuclear project in Cumbria.

John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle said:

“The meeting was hugely positive, with both sides expressing a continuing desire to see the UK and South Korea develop the nuclear relationship between the two countries. On the issue of Moorside specifically, I think it was clear from the Korean delegation that the site is something that is still of interest to them.It is now up to the Government to provide a solid framework for projects like Moorside to be funded, and this is something that Trudy and I will be pushing for.”

Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland said:

“Moorside and nuclear generally remains a top priority, we continue to work together to secure vital investment from Government and development partners.”

Both Trudy and John are Vice-Chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy.

Plans for a new nuclear plant on the Moorside site were put on hold after the Japanese conglomerate Toshiba announced it was winding up the UK division behind the project.

The cross-party Korean delegation was led by Hon. Mr. Byoung-Gug Choung, who is a member of the Foreign Affairs and Unification Select Committee, as well as the newly-launched Parliamentary Diplomacy Forum for the UK & the Commonwealth in the National Assembly in Korea.

 

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