§ Mr. Harry Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he holds regarding the outcome of the recent study by the International Atomic Energy Authority into the need for more stringent tests on fire resistance and impact damage of packages used for the air transport of plutonium; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
[holding answer 9 December 1991]: The IAEA review of the transport of radioactive materials by air is still taking place. Any proposals for a more stringent test regime for air transport will be submitted for inclusion in the comprehensive revision of the transport regulations, due for publication in 1996.