§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will take immediate steps to instruct the nuclear installations inspectorate to identify the areas worked on by Mr. Bob Brookes at Hinkley Point nuclear power station and to carry out checks on the pipework welds which may be suspect; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
The nuclear installations inspectorate of the Health and Safety Executive has already asked the CEGB to carry out an urgent investigation into the allegations relating to pipework welds made by Mr. Brookes, and to report to them.
It would be premature to comment until the full facts are known.