HC Deb 27 February 1996 vol 272 c437W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what quantities of osmium-187 exist in the United Kingdom; what licensing arrangements cover its import and export; and what is the current market price per kilogramme of osmium-187. [16756]

Mr. Oppenheim

Osmium 187 is a constituent of naturally occurring osmium—1.6 per cent. abundance. It is not subject to either export or import control.

The price per gram is approximately £10.

I am not aware that the 187 isotope is available in the UK in a separated form. Any inquiries to discover the quantities of Osmium 187 could be done only at disproportionate cost.