§ Mr. McLoughlin
To ask the Secretary of Slate for Social Services how much low and intermediate radioactive waste is produced in National Health Service hospitals in England.
§ Mrs. Currie
I regret that this information is not held centrally. However, in 1986 approximately 2 cu m of low-level waste from English National Health Service hospitals was disposed of at the disposal site at Drigg. Also 0.01 cu m of intermediate level waste from Cobalt 60 sources was sent for long-term storage at Harwell from hospitals in England and Wales.