HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c395W
Ms. Harman

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how much was spent by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority police on security at (a) Sellafield and (b) all British Nuclear Fuels Limited installations and establishments in each of the last five years.

Mr. Giles Shaw

It would not be in the public interest to give expenditure on the constabulary at particular sites. The approximate global expenditure in each of the last five years was

£ million
1979–80 4.4
1980–81 6.2
1981–82 6.9
1982–83 7.7
1983–84 *8.5
* Estimated.

Management figures on a cash cost basis and not adjustment for inflation.

Ms. Harman

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what actions have been taken to protect personnel working at or visiting Sellafield, in view of the recent leak of radioactive material.

Mr. Giles Shaw

I am advised by the chairman of the Health and Safety Commission that, following the incident in November at the Sellafield site which resulted in the contamination of the beach near the site, radiation levels on the site returned to normal, and that no workers or others on the site have received significant radiation doses. Normal procedure for the radiological protection of workers and members of the public continue to be applied as required under the nuclear site licence.