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Radioactive Waste Disposal

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how his Department intends to use the findings of the European Commission's PAGIS assessment of the suitability of Scottish geology for high-level radioactive waste disposal;(2)if he will make a statement on the findings of the European Commission's PAGIS study into the suitability of Scottish geology for high-level radioactive waste disposal;(3)what account he will take of the European Commission's PAGIS study findings in determining Government policy on the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in Scotland.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to her on 16 January at column 144 by my hon. Friend the Minister for the Environment and Countryside.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what contribution his Department made to the European Commission's PAGIS study into the suitability of Scottish geology for high-level radioactive waste disposal.

The Scottish Development Department was not represented on the PAGIS steering committee; the United Kingdom's representatives were drawn from the Department of the Environment and the National Radiological Protection Board.