§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent representations he has received in regard to public concern over Sellafield.
§ Mr. Atkins
A number of representations have been received in recent months about Sellafield from district500W councils, Member of Parliament, environmental groups and some individuals. These have been seeking support for further consideration of the thermal oxide reprocessing plant by the Government before granting the authorisation. Concerns being expressed relate to possible increased levels of radioactivity.