Virginia Crosbie praised in Parliament for Wylfa campaign

Virginia Crosbie MP at Business Questions in Parliament

Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie has been praised in parliament for her ‘knowledge and determination’ to ensure a new nuclear power station is built at Wylfa. 

Virginia has been a tireless campaigner to resurrect development at the site following Hitachi pulling out. 

“I am proud to support the five steps put forward by the all-party group on nuclear energy to supercharge nuclear delivery in the UK,” she told MPs in business questions. 

“It is fantastic to see the Wylfa site in my constituency getting the recognition it deserves; the Prime Minister recently visited and there is continued interest from multiple developers. 

“Now is the time to turn plans into action, guarantee our energy security and meet our climate change commitments. 

“Will the Leader of the House agree to set aside Government time to debate the all-party group’s five-point plan?”

In reply Mark Spencer said: “My honourable friend displays considerable knowledge and determination in her campaign for the nuclear plant at Wylfa. 

“I am sure that nuclear has a significant role to play in the future of our energy security and I commend her for her work.“

He added the Government will shortly be setting out a British energy security strategy and the Prime Minister had been clear that nuclear is crucial to boosting UK energy security and independence.  “That is why we have been revising 30 years of inaction on nuclear energy. We will invest £210 million to develop small modular reactors, and we are investing £100 million on the progress and development of Sizewell C, and bringing forward a nuclear Bill to unlock the financial obstacles,” he explained.

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