HC Deb 10 July 1987 vol 119 c287W
Mr. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Energy who is responsible to his Department for (a) information on the production of plutonium for defence purposes, (b) the safe operation of Calder Hall and Chapel Cross magnox nuclear reactors, (c) the safety of operation of the Sellafield nuclear complex and (d) the decommissioning of the Windscale piles at the Sellafield complex.

Mr. Michael Spicer

The supply of all materials for defence purposes is the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence. The safe operation of nuclear installations in the United Kingdom is the responsibility of the operator: BNFL. in the case of Calder Hall, Chapelcross and Sellafield. The responsibility for enforcing the licence conditions attached to those sites rests with the independent Nuclear Installations Inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive.

The decommissioning of the Windscale piles will he undertaken by the UKAEA.

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