HC Deb 24 February 1999 vol 326 cc296-7W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 11 January 1999,Official Report, column 18, if he will place in the Library a list of the 130 reports in the two series of papers produced by the Mathematical Physics Division of the Atomic Weapons Establishment, indicating the title of each paper and the date on which each paper was produced. [71960]

Mr. Spellar

Yes. I have asked for a list to be compiled. A copy will be placed in the Library of the House.

Mr. Alan Simpson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will explain the abbreviations and acronyms(a) QA 175, (b) PZT software, (c) MOD QAR, (d) 1700 Series, (e) DSD, (f) DTech, (g) QA 303s, (h) COSHH, (i) SED, (j) DPR, (k) DSAC, (l) NAMAS, (m) NAFEMS, (n) NSC and (o) MMS, referred to in unclassified AWE Company Security, Quality, Environment, Safety and Health Systems Analysis reports, indicating in each case the function of the item to which they relate. [72599]

Mr. Spellar

The information requested is as follows.

Abbreviation Explanation Function of item
a QA 175 MOD Quality Deficiency Report Form 175 is used by the MOD QAR to record quality deficiency
b PZT software PZT is Lead Zirconium Titanite The software is used in the manufacture of PZT
c MOD QAR Ministry of Defence Quality Assurance Representative The MOD quality assurance representative at AWE
d 1700 series A section of the AWE Quality Manual Covers handling, storage, packaging, preservation, labelling and delivery
e DSD Director Sites Development Post/Directorate title
f Dtech Director Technology Post/Directorate title
g QA 303 A form used by AWE Quality Assurance Form 303 is used in the audit and review process to record non-conformances and other observations
h COSHH SI 1994/1248—Control of Substances Hazardous to Health SI 1994/1248—this is a Statutory Instrument under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
i SED Systems Engineering Director Post/Directorate title
j DPR Director Physics Research Post/Directorate title
k DSAC Directorate Safety Assurance Committee An AWE committee
l NAMAS National Accreditation of Measurement and Sampling—now superseded by the UK Assessment Service Responsible for setting standards for the calibration of equipment within the UK
m NAFEMS National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards The agency promotes the use of finite elements as an engineering analysis technique, providing benchmarks and techniques for use in such work
n NSC Nuclear Safety Committee An AWE committee
o MMS Manager Media Services Post/Directorate title