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Nuclear Waste

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on research into means of nuclear waste disposal in the last 12 months. (90209)

The Department spent £91,097 on direct research projects into radioactive waste disposal in the last financial year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to respond to the recommendations of the Committee on Radioactive Waste; and which bodies he is consulting in preparing his response. (92423)

The UK Government and the devolved administrations are continuing to work together to develop policy in light of the recommendations from the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM). A full response will be made to the respective parliaments and the National Assembly for Wales when they are sitting after recess. CoRWM themselves undertook an extensive programme of engagement with the public and stakeholders in preparing their recommendations. Further information is available on their website at: http://www.corwm.org.uk