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Raf Menwith Hill

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Solicitor General how many prosecutions under the RAF Menwith Hill byelaws have been (a) initiated (b) subsequently dropped (c) pursued unsuccessfully and (d) pursued successfully in each year since 1996; and if she will make a statement. [109636]

[holding answer 28 April 2003]: The Ministry of Defence records show that the number of files submitted by the MOD Police to the CPS in connection with alleged breaches of byelaws in RAF Menwith since 1996 were as follows:

Financial YearFiles
1996–9717
1997–9849
1998–9930
1999–200032
2000–015
2001–027
2002–037

The Environment Agency advises that disposal of low-level radioactive waste is authorised under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 at the following sites in England.Crown Prosecution Service case records are held by category of offence, rather than by a specific offence. It is not possible from the records to show separately in how many of these cases a prosecution proceeded or the result of the case. This information could be recovered only by examining individual case files which are in storage, and the cost of such an exercise would be prohibitive.