HC Deb 19 February 1979 vol 963 c24W
Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the framework of safety conditions which have been agreed with the staff associations and trade unions at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston as these apply to the active area at the establishment.

Mr. Mulley

The framework of safety conditions consisted of agreed general principles designed to establish common practices and facilitate detailed discussions between building managers and local representatives of the work force on the resumption of work in the active areas. It mainly concerns: improved control over access to the active areas; the maintenance of high standards of checking and good house-keeping; the evolution of agreed working procedures including the use of protective clothing; the need for extended training; and the provision of adequate monitoring and health physics arrangements.