Britain would also back plans for CGNPG to build and help operate a reactor in the UK and recommend Chinese nuclear technology is approved by regulators.
But the agreement could ring alarm bells over China’s safety record.
And allowing the country to play such a big role in the UK’s nuclear programme is likely to raise concerns over national security.
A Government spokesman promised: “A contract will only be offered if it is value for money, fair and affordable.”
NO BACK HANDERS THERE THEN...........