HC Deb 10 February 1997 vol 290 c80W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the rock characterisation facilities at(a) Dounreay and (b) Sellafield. [13711]

Sir Paul Beresford

A public inquiry has been held into the appeal by UK Nirex against Cumbria county council's refusal of planning permission for a rock characterisation facility at Longland's farm, near Sellafield. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will announce his decision as soon as practicable. Neither I nor my right hon. Friend is aware of any planning proposals for a rock characterisation at Dounreay.

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