§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with current safety standards in the nuclear industry; and if he will make a statement.254W
the employment prospects of disabled people.
§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment for each year since 1965, how many disabled persons were registered at employment exchanges; how many and what percentage were unemployed; and what was the national unemployment rate.
§ Mr. Eadie
I have been asked to reply.
Sites licensed under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 are subject to control by the Health and Safety Executive. Conditions attached to the site licences are imposed and enforced by the executive's Nuclear Installations Inspectorate. These conditions provide the necessary safety standards. Equivalent standards are applied at nuclear installations under the control of the Atomic Energy Authority and Government Departments. I am satisfied with these arrangements.