HC Deb 14 October 1996 vol 282 c824W
Mr. Meacher

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what environmental protection guarantees are in place in respect of the sale of AEA Technology. [40341]

Mr. Clappison

I expect AEA Technology to continue to bid for environmental research and services tendered by the Department and to maintain the quality and integrity of work which made AEAT a substantial and long standing contractor in the past. AEA Technology activities will be subject to the same regulatory standards of environmental safety as any other private company. This will principally involve controls pursuant to the Radioactive Substances Act, the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Water Resources Act 1991 and the Environment Act 1995.