HC Deb 26 July 1979 vol 971 cc357-8W
Mr. Lennox-Boyd

asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will ask the Health and Safety Executive to conduct an examination of the safety arrangements at British Nuclear Fuels Limited Windscale site.

Mr. David Howell

I understand that the Health and Safety Executive is already making arrangements for a comprehensive evaluation. It will be conducted by a review team which will constable of Essex, to carry out such a review. His terms of reference are: To review the precautions for protecting the security of nuclear material, both at Windscale and in transit from Windscale, and to make recommendations in the light of the current assessment of the threat. For security reasons it will not be possible to publish his report.