HC Deb 07 February 1995 vol 254 c139W
Ms Walley

To ask the President of the Board of Trade to what extent the United Kingdom will be liable in the event of an accident resulting in radioactive contamination from the imminent shipment of vitrified high-level radioactive waste from France to Japan on a BNFL/PNTL ship.

Mr. Charles Wardle

If nuclear injury or damage occurs in the course of carriage of cargoes by PNTL in a country which is not a party to the Paris convention on nuclear liability, there is a possibility of claims against BNFL/PNTL, as the carrier.