PRIME Minister Boris Johnson told MPs he does not want to “pitchfork away” all investment from China in response to a question about Bradwell B.

Matthew Pennycook, Labour MP for Greenwich and Woolwich, pressed the Prime Minister on Bradwell B - the proposed nuclear power station at Bradwell-on-Sea put forward by China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) - in the House of Commons.

Mr Pennycook said: “The Government’s Integrated Review concluded the Chinese state poses a systemic challenge to our national security and the Prime Minister has made clear that when it comes to China we must remain vigilant about our critical national infrastructure.

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“Can he therefore confirm today unequivocally that plans for China General Nuclear to own and operate its own plant in Bradwell in Essex have been abandoned?”

Mr Johnson confirmed the Government doesn't want to see "undue influence by potentially adversarial countries in our critical national infrastructure" and insisted "there will be more information" coming on Bradwell.

But he added: “What I don’t want to do is pitchfork away wantonly all Chinese investment in this country or minimise the importance in this country of having a trading relationship with China.”