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High Explosives (Arpley Sidings)

Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what quantities of high explosives are transported by rail through the Arpley sidings near Warrington each month; and what risk there is to the public and British Railways staff in the area.

All movements of high explosives by rail are subject to BR's conditions of acceptance and to special arrangements designed to minimise any possible danger to the public or to BR staff. For security reasons, detailed information about such movements is not publicly available.