§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the impact of the transposition of European Council directive 96/29/Euratom on basic radiation safety standards on the current nuclear waste management strategy of the United Kingdom. 
§ Angela Eagle
Directive 96/29/Euratom lays down basic safety standards for the health protection of the general public and workers against the dangers of ionising radiation. It updates standards set for these areas by previous Directives. The new Directive is required to be implemented into United Kingdom law by 13 May 2000. The precise manner of implementation is currently being considered by Government.