HC Deb 14 March 1996 vol 273 cc730-1W
Mr. Macdonald

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received calling for a public inquiry on Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution's discharge authorisations and reprocessing at Dounreay; and what plans he has to set up such an inquiry. [20210]

Mr. Kynoch

As of 1 March, the chief inspector of Her Majesty's industrial pollution inspectorate had received 358 responses to his consultations on th United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority's application for new discharge authorisations for its plant in Dounreay. Of these, 90 included representations that my right hon. Friend should hold a public inquiry. My right hon. Friend had received one such representation himself as of the same date. He will carefully consider the points raised.

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