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Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the President of the Board of Trade what safeguards will ensure the safe transport of radioactive waste to, and reprocessed fuel from, the Sellafield site; and what security measures will be in force to prevent unauthorised access to the reprocessed fuel in transit.

Radioactive materials are only transported in extremely robust containers designed and built to meet or exceed stringent internationally agreed standards laid down by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Appropriate measures are taken to ensure the security of these movements.