§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what consultations he has had or proposes to have with Nirex regarding nuclear waste disposal into or under the Irish sea.
§ Mr. Needham
UK Nirex Ltd. recently published a discussion document "The Way Forward" a copy of which is available in the Library, which sets out the options for future disposal of nuclear waste. Following receipt of comments it expects to be in a position in about a year's time to recommend to Government one or more sites worthy of further investigation. Consultations with UK Nirex Ltd. before it has made a recommendation would not be productive.