§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether plutonium originating in United Kingdom reactors has been exported to, or imported from foreign countries in(a) 1990, (b) 1991 and (c) the current year to date; and what plans there are for the export and import of plutonium in the remainder of the current year.
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 15 June 1992]: Information about the imports and exports of civil plutonium is included in the plutonium figures published annually. For the 1989–90 and 1990–91 financial years, I refer the hon. Member to the press releases issued by the former Department of Energy and placed in the Library of the House on 18 October 1990 and 17 October 1991 respectively. Similar information will be published later this year in respect of the 1991–92 financial year. Future plans are a commercial matter for the importers and exporters of the plutonium.