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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 uses, other than use in power stations, are planned for the reprocessed fuel produced from the thermal. oxide reprocessing plant.

The thermal oxide reprocessing plant is a civil facility and the nuclear materials arising from it must be used for peaceful purposes only. In practice, these are normally electricity generation or research.

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what restrictions are envisaged on the uses of reprocessed fuel from the thermal oxide reprocessing plant; and how the restrictions on the use of reprocessed fuel will be policed and monitored.

Nuclear materials arising from the thermal oxide reprocessing plant will be used for peaceful purposes only. This will be subject to verification by inspectors under international safeguards agreements.