§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how long the preparation of the report on the "Assessment of Best Practicable Environmental Options for Management of Intermediate and Low-Level Solid Radioactive Wastes" took to complete; and what were the reasons for its publication at the present time.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The study took about 15 months. The final report was published in March once we had held consultations on the draft.