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Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales for what reason Welsh ports are not being provided with counter terrorism technology to identify the import of radioactive materials. [114808]

All ports and airports receiving foreign traffic will be covered by equipment to detect the import of radioactive materials. Large ports and airports will have permanently installed equipment; others will be covered by mobile equipment. No decision has yet been taken as to which ports and airports will be served by permanent equipment and which by mobile equipment.