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Hazardous Freight

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 24 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many freight trains carrying (a) nuclear products and (b) hazardous material have travelled through (i) East Dunbartonshire and (ii) Scotland in each year since 1997. (96473)

The Department does not hold or maintain such records. The transport of dangerous goods by rail, including radioactive material, is subject to strict regulation, based upon internationally agreed provisions, to minimise the risk to members of the public, workers and the environment.