During the consideration of the Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill in the House of Commons, David Morris MP made a speech to support the Government’s plans to support new nuclear power and support jobs in Morecambe and Lunesdale.
Speaking in the chamber David Morris MP said:
We have two nuclear power stations in my constituency. I cannot say how glad I am to hear the news that the Bill will proceed, and I am elated that the shadow Minister has endorsed it. I have been talking about it for many years, and this is a great day.
I remember the coalition era, when private enterprise had to fund nuclear power, and now we are taking steps to safeguard our own energy supply and, more to the point, to safeguard jobs in my constituency, because we have two nuclear power stations that are due to cease production within the next decade. This is £40 million to my local economy and jobs—nuclear is the largest employer in my constituency. I wholeheartedly back this Bill.