To ask the Secretary of State for Energy (1) whether the British Nuclear Fuels plc Magnox reprocessing facility has been used for the concurrent processing of safeguardable and non-safeguarded Magnox spent fuel to yield fissile plutonium for the atomic weapons programme.
(2) what proportion of Magnox spent nuclear fuel from Hunterston was co-processed with spent fuel from the military reactors at Calder hall and Chapelcross prior to 31 December 1986.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Member for Worcester (Mr. Walker) to my hon. Friend the Member for Penrith and The Border (Mr. Maclean) on 4 June 1986 at columns594–95.