EDF Boss faces grilling by MPs over Hinkley Point

An artist's impression of the how the new Hinkley Point C station will look Credit: PA

The Chief executive of EDF energy will be questioned by MPs this morning over the future of Hinkley Point in Somerset.

It follows reports that the decision on the planned nuclear station is being put off until May because of financial and technical problems. The government insists the £18 billion project will go ahead.

Earlier in the month, the chief financial officer of EDF resigned claiming that the project could threaten the company's financial position.