Office for Nuclear Regulation

ONR’s Enforcement

Date released
21 September 2021
Request number

202109021

Release of information under
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Information requested

Please could the following information be provided:

  1. Number of warnings and enforcement notices issued by the ONR for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available.  Please break down this information by year and the type of notice
  2. Number of orders, if applicable, issued by the ONR for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available. Please break this down by year and type of order
  3. Number of undertakings, if applicable, issued by the ONR for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available. Please break this down by year and type of undertaking
  4. Number of injunctions, if applicable, issued by the ONR for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available. Please break this down by year
  5. Number of prosecutions for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available.  Please include information on the party prosecuted (name of organisation or individual, type of offence, place/court of prosecution, outcome, size of fine if given)
  6. Number of front line enforcement officers employed by the ONR for each of the most recent 4 years that this information is available. Please break this down by year

Information released

Questions 1 and 5

I confirm that under Section 1 of the FOIA we hold the information requested. The information can be found on the Enforcement pages of our website or alternatively it is published in the following reports:

As the information you have requested is available on our website, your request falls within Section 21 of the FOIA: information reasonably accessible to the applicant by other means.

Information for financial year 2020/21 is scheduled for publication in our 2021 CNI Annual Report on 20 October 2021. Please see our website for further details.

Questions 2, 3 and 4

I confirm that under Section 1 of the FOIA, we do not hold the information related to this part of your request. This is because we do not issue orders, undertakings or injunctions.

Question 6

I confirm that under Section 1 of the FOIA, we do not hold the information related to this part of your request. This is because ONR does not employ the term front line enforcement officers.

We do however employ inspectors, warranted to enforce relevant legislation. We currently employ 341 fully warranted inspectors. Totals for previous financial years are listed below:

Exemptions applied

s.21

PIT (Public Interest Test) if applicable

N/A