HC Deb 18 July 1989 vol 157 cc93-4W
Mr. Clay

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what volumes of spent nuclear fuel have been transported through cities with populations greater than 300,000 in each year since 1979.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The Department does not collect data of the kind requested. The movement of spent fuel is made in compliance with national and international regulations which require safety for both normal and accident conditions to be built into the container used for transport. Safety does not depend on the choice of route used, which is a matter for British Rail.

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