HC Deb 30 April 1998 vol 311 c242W
Mr. Alasdair Morgan

To ask the President of the Board of Trade when Euratom was informed of the proposed shipment of radioactive material from Georgia to the United Kingdom. [39901]

Mr. Battle

The European Safeguards Directorate in Luxembourg were informed three weeks before the shipment, when an approximate date for the shipment was given. Euratom were subsequently provided with formal advance notification of the import, as required under Commission Regulation 3227/76, ten days before the provisional date of arrival of the material at Dounreay. The advance notification was subsequently amended to give the precise date three days before the shipment arrived.

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