HC Deb 21 November 1986 vol 105 c356W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken to ensure the long-term safety of the Calder Hall and Chapel Cross military production reactors operated by British Nuclear Fuels Limited with regard to the future needs and security of supply of fissionable materials for defence purposes.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 responsibility for the safety of the reactors at Calder Hall and Chapel Cross rests with BNFL. It would not be in the national interest to give details of future defence requirements and sources of supply of fissile materials.

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