HC Deb 12 February 1987 vol 110 c303W
Mr. Strang

asked the Prime Minister, pursuant to her reply of 18 December 1986, Official Report, column 612, in the event of a nuclear accident in Britain, which member of the Government would take the lead in co-ordinating Government action.

The Prime Minister

Responsibility for co-ordinating Government action in the event of a nuclear accident in the United Kingdom would depend on the circumstances and locality of the accident. The relevant Ministers are the Secretaries of State for Energy, Defence, Scotland and Transport.

Mr. Beith

asked the Prime Minister if, in the light of recommendation 6(a) of the report on the Sizewell public inquiry by Sir Frank Layfield, concerning a review by the Health and Safety Executive of the extent of the area covered by emergency plans, and. pursuant to her reply to the hon. Member for Stafford (Mr. Cash) on 18 December, Official Report, column 612, she will place in the Library copies of any post-Chernobyl review papers relating to (a) the adequacy of the areas covered by existing emergency plans for nuclear sites and (b) the costs or practicability of extending the areas covered by emergency plans for nuclear sites; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

I have nothing to add to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Stafford (Mr. Cash) on 18 December 1986.

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