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Radioactive Material

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what means are used to detect the illegal passage of radioactive, weapons-grade material through British ports. [98851]

Since the terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001, the Government has conducted a thorough comprehensive review of all preventative measures to counter terrorism, including the possibility to which the hon Member refers. This has included trials at UK ports of equipment designed to detect such material. For security reasons, I do not want to disclose further details of these measures.