HC Deb 24 March 1982 vol 20 cc366-7W
Mr. Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the cost of the public inquiries into applications for nuclear waste disposal test drilling at Cheviots held at Newcastle in October and November 1980 and Widmerpool Gulf held at Loughborough in November 1981.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The information available is as follows. Information about costs incurred by other Departments or bodies cannot readily be provided. The information about the Department of the Environment's costs includes only the costs incurred in mounting each inquiry and excludes some establishment costs not separately charged.

Application by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority Newcastle: 28 October to 27 November 1980.

DOE costs—£21,169

Application by the Natural Environment Research Council Loughborough: 24 November to 2 December 1981.

DOE costs—£1,408.