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Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

Volume 716: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents involving an explosive or incendiary device have occurred on the premises of the 31 licensed civil nuclear sites in the United Kingdom in each year since 2001. [HL487]

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the five incidents referred to on page 4 of the Director of Civil Nuclear Security's report The State of Security in the civil nuclear industry and the effectiveness of security regulation April 2008 to March 2009 that “warranted further investigation and subsequent follow up action”. [HL491]

This information is not releasable for national security reasons.

The criteria for determining whether information is releasable are described in the Finding a Balance document published on the Health and Safety Executive website. The objective of this document is to prevent the disclosure of sensitive nuclear information that could assist a person or group planning theft, blackmail, sabotage and other malevolent or illegal acts. It identifies categories of information which should not be disclosed, provides reasons for protecting this information and indicates the appropriate protective marking to be afforded to such information.