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Fissile Material

Volume 893: debated on Monday 16 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy how fissionable materials are transported from the Winfrith Research Establishment in Dorset; and whether they pass through Southampton.

It would not be in the public interest to disclose the exact routes over which fissile material is carried. However, fissile materials consigned from Winfrith are subject to strict safety requirements in accordance with regulations laid down by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, and in particular the packaging arrangements meet international specifications.