§ Mr. Corbyn
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he has received from the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee, following the report of the Environment Committee on nuclear waste, and following the Chernobyl accident; and if he will report his Department's reactions to this advice.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
Professor Paul Matthews, chairman of the committee, wrote to my right hon. Friend on 6 May setting out the committee's views on the Environment Committee's report. Copies were placed in the Library. That advice and further advice upon the Environment Committee's recommendations that relate to RWMAC is included in the Committee's seventh annual report to be published on 22 July. That advice has been and will be considered carefully.
The Committee is concerned with the management of radioactive waste. It has not been called upon therefore to give advice following the Chernobyl accident.