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Atomic Weapons Research Establishment

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether work on the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment has been disrupted in the current year by industrial action following complaints of safety.

The safety of employees continues to transcend all other considerations at AWRE. The reopening of operational facilities after the Pochin inquiry of 1978 involves continuing co-operation between management and workforce. In order that necessary improvements can be introduced, it has sometimes been necessary to cease or reduce work in some areas. On no occasion in 1982 has there been disruption by industrial action.