HC Deb 16 July 1993 vol 228 cc704-5W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration governed his decision on the timing of the release of the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee's report on waste substitution; by what means the release of the report was publicised; what representations have been made to his Department before and after the release in regard to the timing and contents of the report; and what considerations of commercial sensitivity underlay the decision to remove certain information from the published version of the report.

Mr. Yeo

This report was placed in the Library of the House following agreement on the commercially sensitive material which needed to be withheld, and a RWMAC press release was issued. There remain a number of points that require clarification and RWMAC will be asked to undertake further work on this and to report. This further report will be made available on the same basis.