HC Deb 08 July 1981 vol 8 c157W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will state the frequency of use of the Leeds-KeighleyCarlisle railway for the transport of any form of irradiated materials; what safeguards are provided; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Day-to-day operations concerning the transport of such materials by rail are the responsibility of British Rail. I am informed that few consignments pass through Keighley. The Railways Board follows the normal stringent safety precautions which are applied to the transport of all such materials in any part of the country.

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