§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, what are the outstanding problems encountered by experiments involving vitrification for incorporating radioactive waste in cylindrical flasks.
§ Mr. Fox
The next step in the development of vitrification of highly active radioactive waste is the construction of a demonstration production plant at BNFL's Windscale works. The outstanding issues76W public money spent, on the raising and lowering of flagstaffs in Parliament Square, the Mall and elsewhere for ceremonial occasions; what would be the saving of public funds if such flagstaffs were allowed to remain upright as in many other capitals of the world; and whether he will make a statement.