§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) for what reasons files with the classmark ES1/542–547 recorded at the Public Record Office concerning nuclear weapon hazards from an aircraft crash between 1951 and 1959 are currently retained by his Department; and if he will consider opening them under the open government initiative; 344W
(2) for what reasons the file with the classmark ES1/548 recorded at the Public Record Office concerning the appointment of a weapon accident investigation team between 1958 and 1964 is currently retained by his Department; and if he will consider opening it under the open government initiative. 
§ Mr. Soames
Arrangements are being made to review ES1/542–547 and ES1/548 to establish whether release into the public domain is now possible. I will write to the hon. Member on completion of the review process.