HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 cc467-8W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's strategy on minimising the creation of radioactive waste.

Mr. Heathcoat-Amory

The recent Environment White Paper, "This Common Inheritance" (Cmnd. 1200) states that the Government aim to ensure that the creation of radioactive waste is minimised and that it is managed and disposed of safely. All practices giving rise to radioactive wastes must be justified. Further information on the overall strategy is set out in the 1986 White Paper on Radioactive Waste (Cmnd. 9852).