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Atomic Weapons Establishment, Cardiff

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) when he anticipates issuing a revised letter of agreement on the radioactive site licence for atomic weapons establishment, Cardiff, pursuant to the Radioactive Substances Act 1960, section 13;(2) what consultations have taken place with the Environmental Health department of Cardiff city council, the South Glamorgan county fire service and the National Rivers Authority regarding revision of the letter of agreement issued by his Department to the Ministry of Defence under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960, section 13, regarding the atomic weapons establishment, Cardiff;(3) if he will revise and publish the letters of agreement issued to the Ministry of Defence in respect of the atomic weapons establishment, Cardiff under the Radioactive Substances Act 1960, section 13, before contractorisation takes place.

The revision of the agreement is currently being considered and it is expected that it will be completed before the atomic weapons establishment site at Cardiff becomes contractor operated.Although no consultations with the organisations mentioned are required under the terms of section 14 of the Radioactive Substances Act 1960, my Department will be informing the local authorities of the proposed revision at an appropriate stage. The Department will also he copying to them the revised letter of agreement for their records.