HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 c208W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he or officials of his Department were consulted by the nuclear installations inspectorate in regard to the prospective safety implications for Wales over the decision announced on 3 April to give Nuclear Electric permission to extend the operating life of the Hinkley Point A magnox reactor. [19306]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

The nuclear installations inspectorate recently completed is assessment of Nuclear Electric's periodic safety review for Hinkley Point A. This concluded that safety remains adequately high for continued operation of the plant.

Although the Welsh Office was not specifically consulted about it, the review included detailed consideration of the risks to the general public in the UK, including Wales.

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