HC Deb 17 March 1980 vol 981 cc76-7W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the European Economic Community's expenditure on the indirect action programme of research and radioactive waste management and storage since the programme was initiated.

Mr. Fox

The first EEC indirect action programme on radioactive waste management and storage covered the period 1975–1979. The cost of the programme was 19.2 mua—about £8 million. A second five-year programme with a total budget of 43 meau—about £28.6 million—is expected to be adopted shortly.