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Euratom Safeguards

Volume 171: debated on Friday 4 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy when he received a copy of the report on the operation of Euratom safeguards, SEC(90) 452 final, dated 26 March; and what evaluation he has made of its accuracy in regard to its reference to nuclear activities and plants in the United Kingdom.

My officials received the report on the operations of Euratom safeguards on 10 April and copies have since been placed in the Library of the House. The report does not refer specifically to Euratom's inspection activities in any one member state; however, paragraph 58

£ million£ million£ million£ million
Royal Navy Museums10·9541·2261·3121·244
National Army Museum1·5821·7222·6072·974
Royal Air Force Museum4·6002·0751·7532·011


1 Includes: Royal Naval Museum.

Royal Naval Submarine Museum.

Royal Marines Museum.

Fleet Air Arm Museum.

2 Estimated.

3 Funding allocation.

All these museums are non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) sponsored by the Ministry of Defence and funded by means of grants in aid. The figures do not include any moneys which might have been made available to the museums from other sources.

In addition, there are around 100 Army regimental and corps museums which are funded either directly from MOD votes or by local authorities or private institutions. The costs to MOD are not recorded centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.