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Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee


Radioactive Substances Framework

Letter to the Convener from Mairi McAllan, Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Scottish Government, 17 December 2021


Dear Convener,

In the previous parliamentary session, the then Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform wrote to the then ECCLR Committee on 14 December 2020 with a summary of the proposed Common Framework on Radioactive Substances. I am now writing to you to share the text of the provisional Radioactive Substances Framework with your Committee.

My officials, together with their counterparts in the UK Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive have been working jointly to develop the Radioactive Substances Framework. The provisional Framework was confirmed by the portfolio Ministers of the four governments in December 2021. I am sharing this provisional Framework for your Committee to scrutinise.

The provisional Framework consists of a Framework Outline Agreement and Concordat. Please find an updated cover page attached, with the Framework Outline Agreement and Concordat included as annexes. My officials are happy to provide any further information if that would be helpful.

I am copying this letter and all attachments to Clare Adamson MSP, Convener of the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture Committee due to the Committee’s interest in the overall UK Common Framework programme.

Yours sincerely,
Mairi McAllan

UK Government Framework Outline Agreement and Concordat

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