§ Mr. Miller
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he last met the chairman of BNFL to discuss the removal of civil service pension arrangements from workers being transferred to Urenco.
§ Mr. Eggar
I meet the chairman of British Nuclear Fuels plc from time to time to discuss a range of issues. It is not legally possible for staff transferred from BNFL to another company to remain in the relevant pension schemes. BNFL has made it clear that the new pension arrangements will be established following consultation with staff and trade union representatives and that the benefits of the new arrangements will be broadly equivalent to the current schemes.