§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what submissions on physical protection, inventory control and enhanced security were put forward by Her Majesty's Government to the review conference on the physical protection on nuclear materials held between 29 September and 1 October; and if he will make a statement on the outcome of the review conference.
§ Mr. Eggar
[holding answer 2 November 1992]: The Government's aim at the review conference was to ensure that the high standards of physical protection required by the convention on the physical protection of nuclear material were maintained and to urge states which had not already done so to accede to the convention.
The conference endorsed the important role of the convention in providing an international framework for the physical protection of nuclear material. I am placing a copy of the final statement of the conference in the Library of the House.