HC Deb 10 December 1982 vol 33 cc633-4W
Mr. Les Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the members of the Nuclear Industry Radioactive Waste Executive, together with their backgrounds; and in what circumstances he will seek advice from it before directing the depositing of radioactive waste inland.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The executive is an operational, not an advisory body, which consists of a directorate supported by a unit of full-time staff. The members of the directorate areDr. L. E. Roberts (Chairman), Director of the Atomic Research Energy Establishment, Harwell. Mr. R. H. Allardice, Director, Process Technology and Safety, UKAEA Northern Division. Dr. R. H. Flowers, Director of Fuel Processing, UKAEA. Dr. D. G. Avery, Deputy Managing Director, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. Mr. N. R. Geary, Manager, Research and Development British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. Mr. M. J. W. Baker, Board Member for Finance, Central Electricity Generating Board. Mr. R. R. Matthews, Director, Health and Safety, Central Electricity Generating Board. Dr. A. E. Souch, Chief Engineer, Planning and Service Division, South of Scotland Electricity Board. The Chief Executive of the Unit is Mr. M. E. Ginniff.

In operating the provisions of the Radioactive Substances Act 1960, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment seeks to ensure that appropriate disposal facilities, including those to be developed by the Executive, are properly managed and used. Responsibility for advice on major issues relating to policy for the management of civil radioactive waste remains with the radioactive waste management advisory committee.