HC Deb 09 January 1996 vol 269 c140W
Ms Roseanna Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what emergency plans exist for the evacuation and decontamination of the area surrounding Dounreay in the event of a nuclear accident. [7291]

Mr. Kynoch

[holding answer 20 December 1995]: United Kingdom Automatic Energy Authority emergency procedures are exercised regularly, in liaison with the emergency services, the local authority, central Government and other agencies as necessary. The off-site response is co-ordinated by the police who, with other emergency services and Highland regional council, have plans for managing the off-site aspects of any civil nuclear emergency at Dounreay.