§ Mr. Moate
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will meet the chief inspector for nuclear safety at Electricité de France to discuss safety at French nuclear power stations and the implications for the United Kingdom as a whole and for Kent; and if he will describe the warning and emergency procedures that would be followed in the event of a serious incident occurring at one of these power stations.
§ Mr. Trippier
My right hon. Friend has no plans to meet the chief inspector for nuclear safety at Electricité de France. I understand that the Health and Safety Executive's nuclear installations inspectorate has continuing contact with the French nuclear safety regulatory authority—Service Central de Sureté des Installations Nuclearies (SCSIN). Current contingency plans for overseas nuclear accidents are set out in the HMSO booklet "The National Response Plan and Radioactive Incident Monitoring Network (RIMNET). Phase 1", a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House.