HC Deb 26 January 1989 vol 145 c737W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in the light of the Pan Am jumbo jet crash in Scotland, he will initiate a full review of the present safety standards for the carriage of(a) commercial nuclear materials and (b) non radioactive hazardous substances by aircraft operating from United Kingdom airports.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The regulations governing the transport of radioactive materials are kept under continuous review by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The agency is currently reviewing the safety requirements for transporting plutonium by air.

The United Kingdom regulations for the movement by air of non-radioactive dangerous goods are kept under review by the Civil Aviation Authority.