HC Deb 20 October 1998 vol 317 c1082W
Sir Robert Smith

To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Kirkaldy (Dr. Moonie), 5 June 1998,Official Report, column 385, if the Dounreay Nuclear Establishment will receive further shipments of unused plutonium fuel from the German Hanau nuclear facility. [48028]

Mr. Battle

UKAEA has a committed contract to deal with this material and so would expect to receive it at Dounreay in due course. However, at present UKAEA are not accepting any new nuclear material onto the Dounreay site, and they will not do so until after they have satisfied their regulators.