§ Mr. Boateng
asked the Secretary of State for Energy (I) what information he has concerning the loan of United Kingdom electricity supply industry staff to ESCOM in South Africa;
(2) whether all uranium imported into the United Kingdom from (a) South Africa and (b) Namibia is treated as covered by the International Atomic Energy or Euratom safeguards;648W
(3) whether there has been any withdrawal of uranium of South African or Namibian origin from international safeguards for national security reasons (a) before May 1979 and (b) since May 1979;
(4) what proportion of the total uranium stockpile held in the United Kingdom is under International Atomic Energy Authority or Euratom safeguards;
(5) whether he will place in the Library any correspondence between (a) Her Majesty's Government and the European Commissioners and (b) between Her Majesty's Government and the Australian and Canadian attaches to the European Community on the matter of the application of nuclear safeguards to uranium imports to the EEC for use in the United Kingdom, in each case since May 1979.
§ Mr. Boateng
asked the Secretary of State for Energy what proportion of the uranium stocks held by (a) British Nuclear Fuels Limited, (b) the Central Electricity Generating Board, (c) the South of Scotland Electricity Board and (d) the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is of (i) South African and (ii) Namibian origin.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
This is a matter for the industries and I have asked the chairmen of BNFL, the CEGB and the UKAEA to write to the hon. Member. The SSEB is the responsibility of my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.