§ Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has received a letter from the Cannock Chase district council, supporting the request by the Ipswich borough council for a public inquiry; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
Yes. A letter on this subject was received on 6 October and a reply was sent on 12 October 1981. It explained that the Government are satisfied that the present arrangements for transporting irradiated nuclear fuels in this country are fully adequate to protect public safety; that these arrangements were examined and found satisfactory by the Windscale inquiry; and that the Government see no need for a further inquiry.49W