asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consultations he held with local councils and councillors on the proposals contained in the review of Cmnd. 884; when the consultations were initiated; what form they took; and what steps he has taken to ensure that the public is aware of the effects of the possible implementation of the recommendations in the review, which deals with radioactive waste management.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Environment on 16 April 1981. The consultations referred to with the nuclear industry, regulatory and advisory bodies and Government Departments have now taken place. The Government's response to the review of Cmnd. 884 will be contained in the forthcoming White Paper on radioactive waste management and the revised explanatory memorandum to the Radioactive Substances Act 1960.—[Vol. 3, c. 260].