HC Deb 07 March 1986 vol 93 cc291-2W
Mr. Chris Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the five-year economic and industrial trade agreement recently concluded with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics includes provision for the export of fissile materials.

Mr. Alan Clark

The UK/USSR economic and industrial co-operation programme for the years 1986 to 1990 includes a reference to the enrichment of raw uranium in the USSR for British customers. This involves the temporary export of nuclear materials under licence. Both the enriched product and depleted remainder are returned to the United Kingdom.