§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to accept for nuclear waste only those sites that are acceptable to the local planning authority and local residents.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
It is my right hon. Friend's policy that there should be ample opportunity for all interested parties, including the local planning authority and local residents, to make their views known before planning permission is given for a disposal facility for nuclear waste. We have already announced that any planning application from UK Nirex Ltd. for a facility at any of the four sites currently under investigation as a possible site for a disposal facility for low level waste will be called in for my right hon. Friend's own determination, so that there will be a public inquiry under an independent inspector.