HC Deb 09 June 1986 vol 99 c42W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Prime Minister whether she will make it her policy to seek an international accord for minimum safety standards at all nuclear power stations, leading to the eventual creation of an international inspectorate.

The Prime Minister

The statement made at the Tokyo summit meeting emphasised that each country engaged in nuclear power generation bears full responsibility for the safety of its installations. In recent discussions in the international Atomic Energy Agency there has already been agreement on the need to consider means of improving co-operation in the field of nuclear safety; the ideas mentioned by my hon. Friend are among those which will be considered.

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