HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 cc198-9W
41. Mr. Booth

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will ask the Health and Safety Executive to make an assessment of the report on the hazards of the marine transport of spent nuclear fuel to the United Kingdom prepared for Green-peace by Mr. Peter Taylor.

Mr. Tebbit

The containment and transport of spent nuclear fuels by sea is subject to internationally agreed safety standards and to the requirements of the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous Goods) Rules 1978. The interim report to which the right hon. Member refers will, nonetheless, be studied with interest.

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