HC Deb 16 December 1997 vol 303 c156W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he was notified that plutonium was being shipped from Sellafield in roll-on roll-off ferries; how many shipments and how much plutonium has been carried since October 1996; how much plutonium and how many shipments are planned in the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement. [20289]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The then Department of Transport was notified of such a shipment in June 1996: a single shipment has since taken place, in October 1996, containing 83 kg of plutonium as non-irradiated mixed oxide fuel. Details of future plans are a commercial matter for BNFL.