To ask the Secretary of State for Energy on how many occasions since May 1979 he, or his 97W predecessor, has given permission under the Nuclear Installations Act for the export of nuclear materials from United Kingdom facilities to the centre for nuclear studies at Mol in Belgium; and if he will set out the details in a table listing quantities and dates of exports, by separate material categories.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
Since May 1979, permission has never been given under section 2 of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 for the export of nuclear material to the centre for nuclear studies at Mol.
Exports of nuclear material by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, including those exports of plutonium referred to in my reply to the hon. Member on 16 March 1988, at column 595,are not subject to the provisions of section 2 of the Act. Information on individual shipments is confidential.