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UK Civil Plutonium and Uranium

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his written statement of 10 January 2007, Official Report, column 15WS, on UK civil plutonium and uranium figures, what procedures he has instituted to ensure the type of error discovered is not repeated in future. (111918)

Quality checking procedures are currently being enhanced by the operator concerned to include a peer check and independent verification prior to publication of the annual statement. The aim of these enhanced measures is to verify that material is assigned to the appropriate category and to confirm any significant changes to the figures from the previous year. The enhanced measures will be in place by early February 2007.