HC Deb 01 February 1994 vol 236 c617W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 11 January,Official Report, columns 184–85, how many of the (a) temporary and (b) permanent withdrawals from safeguards involved plutonium.

Mr. Eggar

There have been 70 notifications of withdrawal of plutonium from safeguards since May 1979. These were all either small amounts withdrawn as samples for analytical or research purposes or part of transactions, involving the temporary transfer of plutonium to or from the civil cycle, which did not involve the net transfer of any plutonium from safeguards.

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