Consultation outcome

Compensating victims of nuclear accidents

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Implementation of changes to the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third party liability: summary of responses and government response

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Appendix 1 - Report to DECC on the commercial insurability of the increased liabilities following implementation of the Paris and Brussels Conventions

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Appendix 2 - Report to DECC on structure and pricing of suggested solutions to gaps arising from Paris and Brussels implementation

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Impact Assessment

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Responses from individuals, NGOs and others to the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third party liability consultation

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Responses from industry A-NDA to the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third party liability consultation

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Responses from industry N-R to the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third party liability consultation

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Responses from industry S-U to the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third party liability consultation

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Responses from industry V-Z to the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third party liability consultation

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Detail of feedback received

We published the responses received to this consultation on 27 June 2013.

Original consultation

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Summary

This consultation sought views on the UK’s proposed implementation of amendments to the Paris Convention on nuclear third party liability and…

Documents

Implementation of changes to the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third party liability: a public consultation

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Consultation response form

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Gweithredu newidiadau i Gonfensiynau Paris a Brwsel ar atebolrwydd trydydd parti niwclear: Ymgynghoriad Cyhoeddus

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Draft Order: The Nuclear Installations (Liability for Damage) Order 2011

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Impact Assessment (IA): Proposed legislation to implement the amended Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear 3rd party liability

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Unofficial Consolidated Texts of the Paris and Brussels Supplementary Conventions as Amended

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Consolidated version of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 with the proposed changes made by the draft Nuclear Installations((Liability for Damages) Order 2011

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Implementation of changes to the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third party liability: Working papers

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Unofficial consolidated texts of the Paris and Brussels Supplementary Conventions as amended

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Consultation description

This consultation sought views on the UK’s proposed implementation of amendments to the Paris Convention on nuclear third party liability and Brussels Supplementary Convention. Among other aims, the conventions ensure victims of a nuclear incident can easily get compensation for damage as a result of a nuclear incident.

The aim of the proposals is to update the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 to incorporate changes agreed in 2004 to the Paris and Brussels Conventions. The main changes proposed are in three areas:

  1. increase in the categories of damage for which operators are liable including damage related to the environment
  2. widening the geographical scope of those that are eligible to claim compensation
  3. a significant increase in the financial liability of the operator from currently £140 million to €1200 million