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Volume 222: debated on Thursday 2 April 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if the transportation of plutonium nitrate is being considered under the auspices of the Braer inquiry; and if he will make a statement.

Lord Donaldson's inquiry is to advise on whether any further measures are appropriate and feasible to protect the United Kingdom coastline from pollution from merchant shipping, giving due consideration to the international and economic implications of any new measures. These terms of reference are wide enough to allow Lord Donaldson to consider the matter raised, should he decide to do so.