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Nuclear Waste

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many of the staff at his Department are directly involved with the arrangements for the disposal and management of radioactive waste; and how many of such staff have come to his Department from the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

46 full-time posts and one half-time post—including administrative, professional and supporting staff—are wholly concerned with the development

the amount spent to the nearest convenient date.

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