§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will order an independent safety investigation into the Aldermaston atomic weapons establishment; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Aitken
We have no plans to order an independent safety investigation at the Aldermaston atomic weapons establishment, which is already subject to independent inspection under the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Safety is, and will remain, of paramount importance at the establishment.