HC Deb 27 January 1993 vol 217 c764W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what account his decision on the authorisation for the licensing of the thermal oxide reprocessing plant at Sellafield will take of the letter sent to him in October 1992 by the chairman of the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee, on the ways in which radioactive waste arising from reprocessing foreign spent fuel at Sellafield will be handled.

Mr. Maclean

In accordance with the provisions of the Radioactive Substances Act 1960, there has been extensive consultation on the draft authorisations for the Sellafield site. All representations will be taken into account by the chief inspector of Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State in exercising their powers under the Act.