HC Deb 13 June 1984 vol 61 c916 3.33 pm
Mr. Dennis Skinner (Bolsover)

On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. This is in some way associated with the previous point of order, but not exactly. Will you ensure that the Government are made responsible for placing in the Library the McGraw-Hill publication, Nucleonic Week? Many hon. Members, especially Opposition Members, are anxious to see that document, but the Government are apparently refusing to have it placed in the Library. The document provides an up-to-date report on the way in which nuclear power stations are being operated throughout the world, including this country.

Mr. Neil Thorne (Ilford, South)

That is a bogus point of order.

Mr. Skinner

No, it is not. The matter is on today's Order Paper. A very serious problem has come to the notice of some Members of Parliament. Certain nuclear power stations in Britain are being run beyond normal risk levels to try to beat the coal miners' strike. The information in the pamphlet will help those hon. Members to prove that case, of which they have long since been informed. I call upon you, Mr. Speaker, to see to it that that publication is placed in the Library so that we can make it clear that the Government are operating British nuclear power stations at extremely dangerous levels to such an extent as to risk life and limb in this country.

Mr. Speaker

Order. I do not know whether the hon. Member was referring to an official Government document, but I imagine from what he said that he was not. I cannot be responsible for having pamphlets placed in the Library. I am sure that the hon. Member will find some means of obtaining the document.

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