§ Mr. Corbyn
asked the Paymaster General what recent advice has been received from the Advisory Committee on Safety at Nuclear Installations—ACSNI—following the accident at Chernobyl; and if he will make a statement on his Department's reactions to this advice.
§ Mr. Trippier
Very few technical details on the Chernobyl accident have been released by the Russians so far. The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations is, therefore, not in a position to make any sensible assessment or give any useful advice at this stage. The ACSNI is continuing to take a close interest in the matter.