To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has concerning the draft code on nuclear waste transboundary transport drawn up by the experts panel of the International Atomic Energy Agency; how the United Kingdom was represented on the experts panel; and how the report will affect current safety regulations for nuclear materials transport in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Trippier
I have been asked to reply.
An official of the Department of the Environment attended the meeting of the expert panel which drew up the 9W draft code of practice. Current safety regulations for the transport of all radioactive materials in the United Kingdom comply with the recommendations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Any proposed changes to these recommendations resulting from the adoption of the code of practice will need to be agreed by the IAEA before they are embodied into United Kingdom law.