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Nuclear Installations: Security

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will authorise the director of the Office for Civil Nuclear Security within the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate to release a redacted version of the nuclear industries malicious capabilities planning assumptions. (317559)

The Nuclear Industries Malicious Capabilities (Planning) Assumptions is a protectively marked document produced by the Director of Civil Nuclear Security (DCNS) for use by the operators of civil licensed nuclear sites, approved carriers of nuclear material and other authorised persons. The purpose of the document is to set out the attributes and characteristics of those posing a threat to nuclear premises and to nuclear material so that an appropriate level of security can be put in place to protect against such malicious capabilities. This is a sensitive planning document underpinning security throughout the UK’s civil nuclear industry and DCNS advises that it cannot be released, even in a redacted form, without significant risk to national security.