HC Deb 08 July 1981 vol 8 c133W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will establish a Government scheme for additional training for those persons involved in the transport of irradiated materials by road or rail and normally employed by road or rail transport authorities; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waddington

No. Irradiated materials are transported by road and rail in accordance with regulations recommended by the International Atomic Energy Agency. These are specifically designed so as to avoid the need for extensive specialist knowledge on the part of carriers and their employees. I have no evidence to suggest that the extensive training arrangements within the transport industry are inadequate.