EDF bosses will be answering questions over Hinkley C when they appear before a Parliamentary committee.

CEO Vincent de Rivaz and Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, managing director of the firm's New Nuclear Build team, will appear before the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee on Wednesday as part of its session entitled 'UK New Nuclear Status Update'.

An EDF statement said: "The hearing will give EDF Energy an opportunity to answer the committee's questions on the investment plans for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.  

"EDF Energy and CGN signed a Strategic Investment Agreement in October for the construction and operation of Hinkley Point C. 

"This partnership was recently approved by the European Commission.

"EDF has recently confirmed its intention to invest in Hinkley Point C in the near future.

"Both the French and  British Governments have expressed their strong support for the project which will provide the UK with reliable low carbon electricity to meet 7 per cent of its needs."