§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to her answer to the hon. Member for Truro and St. Austell (Mr. Taylor) of 10 June 1997,Official Report, column 415, on radioactive wastes, what progress has been made with the negotiations between BNFL and ENEL on the return of reprocessed Magnox radioactive wastes; and if she will place in the Library a copy of the exchange of letters between the United Kingdom and Italian Governments on the option to return wastes to Italy. 
§ Mr. Battle
BNFL continues to negotiate with ENEL on the form and timescale of return of wastes from the reprocessing of the latter's Magnox fuel.
I have arranged for the letters between the British and Italian governments dated 29 February and 12 April 1984 and a translation into English of the Italian letter to be placed in the Library of the House.