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Nuclear Transport Ships

Volume 205: debated on Monday 9 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy if he will make a statement on the liability coverage (a) currently in place or (b) planned, for (i) Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd. ships and (ii) Nuclear Transport Ltd. ships registered in the United Kingdom.

As the licensed operator of the Sellafield site, British Nuclear Fuels plc is responsible for complying with the provisions of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965, as amended, with regard to insurance for the transport of nuclear materials to or from the site. The insurance arrangements for meeting these requirements in respect of ships registered in the United Kingdom and owned by Pacific Nuclear Transport Limited—PNTL—are a commercial matter for BNFL and PNTL. Nuclear Transport Limited owns no such ships.