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Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he is satisfied with the Health and Safety Executive's fulfilment of statutory duty under the Special Premises Regulations 1976 with respect to the current expansion of British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. operations at Windscale; and if he will make a statement.

Applications by British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. for fire certificates under the (Special Premises) Regulations 1976 to cover plants now under construction at Sellafield (formerly Windscale) are being considered with a view to their inclusion on the Sellafield site certificate after the plants have been completed. I am satisfied that the Health and Safety Executive's duties at Sellafield under the regulations are being properly carried out.