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