§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy on the transport by air of plutonium, plutonium oxide or plutonium nitrate produced at the Sellafield reprocessing plant; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I have been asked to reply.
The transport of all radioactive materials by air must comply fully with the national and international regulations governing this type of transport The International Atomic Energy Agency is about to undertake a review of this particular issue, to decide whether any regulatory changes are required.