HC Deb 01 March 2001 vol 363 c731W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received concerning the decision by Corus to cut jobs and close plants in the UK; what estimate his Department has made of the effect on local employment that the closures will have; and what measures he is taking to support the steel industry in the UK. [151673]

Summary of notifications of withdrawals from safeguards (January 2000 to February 2001)
Number of withdrawal notifications (by type of nuclear material involved1) Reason for withdrawal
Two notifications involving plutonium (Pu), mg quantities Material to be used for analytical purposes (eg samples, standards/tracers and/or in instrument calibration)2 (from NPL Teddington)
One notification involving depleted natural and low enriched uranium (DNLEU), mg quantities
Three notifications involving thorium (Th), mg quantities
1 The tabulated information covers advance notifications of withdrawal approved by DTI and which resulted in the eventual withdrawal of nuclear material from safeguards.
2 There are no facilities outside safeguards which manufacture material in such quantities and forms, and defence establishment requirements for these specialist materials have therefore been met by supply from civil organisations.