HL Deb 14 December 1993 vol 550 cc106-7WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What information they have received from the nuclear authorities in Japan, Germany and Italy as to their readiness to receive back returned radioactive waste in the low, intermediate and high level categories arising from reprocessing of irradiated nuclear fuel at Sellafield.

Lord Strathclyde

In the first instance, this is a matter for British Nuclear Fuels plc and its customers in line with the contracts between them. The arrangements for the return of wastes are supported by inter-governmental letters. Since 1976, BNFL's contracts for the reprocessing of overseas spent fuel have contained options for the return of wastes. The Government intend that these options will be exercised and wastes returned.