PracticeAuditNAO to probe nuclear body after PAC request

NAO to probe nuclear body after PAC request

Position of Lady Judge, chairwoman of United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, under scrutiny

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy
Authority
(UKAEA) is to be investigated by the
National Audit Office (NAO) following a
request by Edward Leigh, chairman of
the Commons public accounts committee.

Leigh called for the probe after it was revealed that the UKAEA is chaired by
Lady Judge a businesswoman with 30 other directorships, including posts in the
US and Hong Kong.

She is also deputy chairman of the Financial Report Council.

Last year the UKAEA was fined £2m after a leak at the Dounreay plant in
Scotland.

Lady Judge is paid £60,000 a year for a two-day week as head of UKAEA.

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