§ Sir Thomas Arnold
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to the answer by the President of the Board of Trade of 25 May,Official Report, column 488, if she will make a statement on the current timing of the decision in respect of the revised discharge authorisations in connection with the commissioning of the thermal oxide reprocessing plant at Sellafield.
§ Mr. Jack
My right hon. Friend and the Secretary of State for the Environment have recently received a report 309W from the inspectors in response to consultation on draft radioactive discharge authorisations for BNFL Sellafield. Their report is currently under consideration and a decision on how we intend to proceed will be made as quickly as possible.