§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he is satisfied with the arrangements for storage and disposal of nuclear waste from nuclear power stations; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Benn
I am advised that the arrangements for the storage of radioactive waste from nuclear power stations, which are approved by the Health and Safety Executive in accordance with conditions attached to each nuclear site licence granted by the executive under the Nuclear Installations Act 1965, are satisfactory. These conditions are enforced by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate. The disposal of radioactive waste is a matter for my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for the Environment, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales.