§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the incidents reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency under the auspices of the 1972 convention on the prevention of marine pollution by dumping of wastes and other matter, concerning accidents at sea involving radioactive materials(a) involved nuclear materials originating in the United Kingdom, (b) involved nuclear materials destined for the United Kingdom and (c) took place in or near to United Kingdom territorial waters; and if he will obtain a copy for his Department library of the IAEA report on these matters.
§ Mr. Mcloughlin
None of the incidents reported, concerning accidents during transport at sea, involved nuclear materials originating from or destined for the United Kingdom or took place in or near United Kingdom territorial waters. Several incidents have been reported, however, involving sealed radioactive sources, details of which have not yet been incorporated into the IAEA database. The Department has a draft copy of the IAEA report on these matters.