§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will press the European Commission to publish all reports received by them on the safety of the Chernobyl nuclear complex.
§ Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
In common with all other issues, reports commissioned by the EC on this subject remain their property, and some are commercially confidential. The Commission decide on a case by case basis whether reports, or summaries of reports, financed under the TACIS programme of technical assistance to the former Soviet Union should be made publicly available. We see no reason to seek any change in that practice in respect of reports on the safety of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.