HC Deb 21 July 1981 vol 9 cc103-4W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what work his Department has undertaken on the geochemistry of sediments on the sea bed for the containment of actinides.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The Department is sponsoring longterm studies of the interactions between radionuclides, including actinides, and deep ocean sediments, as part of

by claimants having a nil rent assessment by virtue of their receipt of supplementary benefit still having to pay rent to their housing authority because there are non-dependants in their household who are expected to make a contribution towards rent by the 1980 requirements regulations of the Social Security Act.

Mr. Stanley

No way of avoiding this is seen at present.