HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 c174W
Mr. Home Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the loss of an RAF Tornado off the coast of East Lothian on 17 November; if he will ensure that the inquiry into this incident includes consideration of the extent of exclusion zones around nuclear installations; and if he will publish the inquiry report when it is completed. [99533]

Mr. Kilfoyle

A Board of Inquiry is under way to establish the cause of this accident. The safety of nuclear power stations is a matter for the nuclear industry, which would approach us to review the extent of avoidances if they thought that insufficient safety margins existed. Once the Board of Inquiry is complete, a Military Aircraft Accident Summary of the Board's report will be produced and placed in the Library of the House in the normal way.

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